Linen #sewnboardsbinding journal with grey & cream linen, lined pages and some super dooper endpapers.
I believe this one's going to become a cook book.
I do love a customer who gets my vibe, so that we can brainstorm a killer combo together. 👭
The results of my recent eco-dyeing experiments on muslin fabric. A little deconstructed book of sorts. I was originally going to sew the pages into a neat little fabric book, and I still might, but I’m really loving the movement of the fabric and the raw edges thread at the moment.
some of my mini-notebook making workshop participants from earlier today. they are 1) proudly displaying their new hand-bound notebooks, and 2) using the awl to pierce chosen postcard/endpaper/filler paper to get ready to sew them up using a signature binding. apparently this was the most popular/well-attended holiday program for the bookstore this year with about 20 folks so i am very happy to have tuned more folks into creative ways to reuse and see things not as end products in themselves but as possibilities for other useful items!! @californiahistoricalsociety #handcrafted#madebyhand#signaturebinding#mininotebook#recycled#reuse#diy#notebooks#paperart#bookmaking#bookbinding#bookart#paperlover#chs @cahistoricalsocietystore #chs
Finished the box for my dad's favorite first edition. It was unfortunately printed on cheap pulp paper, but it's still in pretty good condition - it's not brittle yet, and hopefully this box will help keep it that way. I only wished we had a shade of blue cloth that matched the cover
PHENOMENALLY CHARMED: I absolutely love Edward Gorey’s book “The Doubtful Guest”. (Swipe right). I wish it were made into a TV series, a warped kind of “Downton Abbey”. (This is a grown up version of my childhood wish that I could run away from home and be adopted by the ADDAMS FAMILY.) …
“The Doubtful Guest” is simplicity itself. Hardly any pages. Hardly any text on the pages. Yet it implies the exhaustive depth of detail of life in a quasi-Victorian household that “Downton Abbey” has. With the abstraction and because of what was left out “Gorey felt, wit had room to flower.” This was remarked upon in a New Yorker review of a new biography of Gorey….
But it made me think of the equally abstract, small and witty book of drawings that I bought from fashion illustrator @fridawannerberger ’s shop. Her drawings are brought wildly alive by goofy captions and suggestions. …
Her modest stapled booklet of drawings (now sold out) along with The Doubtful Guest, are always the first things that come to mind when I’m making a case for the existence of independent books. And I wish I were able to attend one of Frida’s illustration and bookmaking workshops. …
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I have a long list of things I'm hoping to make in the new year (A short run of this Beowulf manuscript is one of the things I would like to complete) but goodness knows there are more ideas buzzing around than time in the day. Plenty of fun in the making as well as the completion.
Hermoso día de sol!
Y tardecita de bordado y matecitos para mí!
Disfrutando de esos espacios de hacer que me regala la vida, y los amigos que encuentro a cada paso!
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