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Bookbinding at Home

Bookbinding at Home

Before I learned how to properly bind a book I wasn’t brave enough to even try bookbinding at home. But as I learned more about bookbinding I also found confidence in making books. I found that it is not very difficult or scary, though mine still come out a bit bent, crooked and “special”, hehe. […]

Notebook with Cream Colored pages

Notebook with Cream Colored pages

The latest book I’ve bound and made has bought turquoise marbleized paper, with gold and brown speckles on the cover. It’s a special bookbinding paper, and it’s beautiful if you ask me. The pages are 80 gram cream colored printing paper, perfect for simple daily writing and journaling. Probably I will want to write in […]

Blank hard bound journals

Blank hard bound journals

People who keep journals have life twice.Jessamyn West Two hand bound books that I’ve made. A gray one with linen fabric as cover, and a black book covered with patterned plastic fabric. Both contains white blank drawing papers, great for sketching, water colours or gluing things in. I’m always looking for blank books like these […]

Restoring a Book from 1945

Restoring a Book from 1945

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. Thomas Carlyle When I started to learn about book binding last semester I was told to bring an old vintage book to the class. A book that needed […]

Charlotte’s crafty suitcase

Charlotte’s crafty suitcase

I love Charlotte’s crafty suitcase. She brings it to every book binding session, and it is filled with book binding stuff, stuff that I have no idea how to use or what they are called. Little bits of this and that. Stuff that you need sooner or later when making a book. Scissors, a knife, […]

I made a book!

I made a book!

My pile of bound paper have been growing at the Bookbinding class, but nothing was evolving to a book. Until now, when I’ve made my first real book, my first masterpiece, a blank note book with drawing papers and a gray cover! I know you will think I made this since I’m posting it like […]

First notebook I ever made

First notebook I ever made

This is my first attempt at bookbinding! This little notebook is made from simple copy papers in different colours, that I bought for the printer a year ago. It’s a very simple notebook that I made at home. Now I’ve started going to a bookbinding group, where I try to learn this art form. I […]