Category: bookmaking

Bookmaking lately

My bookmaking group “Handmade Book Club” coordinated by Vintage Page Designs, challenged me with a poll asking how many books I had made in the past six months. Off the top of my head,...

Rolling Cube box

A very satisfying art retreat day with Vintage Page Design’s Handmade Book Club group. We made a rolling cube box. The paper is batik I purchased from Washi Arts. I like the worn, old...

Rustic piano-hinge book

I realized a book that I had been visualizing for a long time. Quite satisfying. This book was a monthly project from Vintage Page Design’s Handmade Book Club. I knew I wanted to use...

Japanese Stab binding

Not my favorite binding. And the cover paper turned out rather garish. But I finished it, which was my goal. I have another one to make with a more complex stitching pattern.

Dyeing pages

I have not been very enthusiastic about dyeing this year. Have let a lot of the dyeing season pass by already. But pushed myself to get the equipment out to dye paper for a...

Boreal sunset book

A little book 4” high x 3-1/4” wide. The covers are scraps of an eco-printed paper toned with watercolors. I’ve been saving them for awhile, waiting for a use to arise. I dyed the...

Quiet ingredients

I finished these two books this week, following Ali Manning’s instructions in her Handmade Book Club for the “slim case binding.” The colors are subdued and quiet. They give a feeling of peace when...