Sunday, September 17, 2006

Travelling further along the bookbinding tangent...


I thought that while I'm going off on a tangent here with all this bookbinding, I'd create a new set on my Flickr site for my 'Bookbinding Journal'. This journal was the second book I ever made and I record the techniques and materials for books I've made and work through ideas for books I intend to make. I don't actually do a lot of bookbinding usually, so the book is filling slowly.
In technical speak the book has one needle coptic binding with white linen thread, 7 signatures of a mix of cartridge and pastel papers, black spine-fatteners (to enable me to glue in lots of stuff without the cover springing open) and red handmade paper cover, with black rice paper on the inside.
You can view the whole set here.

4 comments:

Renate said...

I just ordered a book for self-bookbinding. If I can produce something only near as nice as you, I'd be perfect happy.

PMBC said...

I love travel notebooks and I think you have a great blog.
I came here trought Janey's Journey.

Jade said...

your bookbinding book is beautiful Jan! And fascinating to someone else that loves making books! I have just watched your flickr set as a slideshow, now i'm gonna watch again.....

benconservato said...

gorgeous work, I learnt how to bind a book in the traditional way with the rounded spine and all that, and I don't remember a thing now, your work is wonderful and admirable.