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    Bertil Gustavsson, Styrsö, Swe
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"Att göra eller inte = To do or not" ... Time to make up plans! :: New term. New school. I hope this one will be of help for the reciever, @ossian_wahlstedt ! 100 spreads: You can choose to have one a day, or one a week, or whatever you like. I've tried do make it flexible. Right page is for to do's, left for  notes. Pocket for all little loose papers ... "Gjort är gjort = Done is done". {OW}  #picastickbook An old book cover got a new future, thanks to @ernisen #picarecover #bookbinding
"Att göra eller inte = To do or not" ... Time to make up plans! :: New term. New school. I hope this one will be of help for the reciever, @ossian_wahlstedt ! 100 spreads: You can choose to have one a day, or one a week, or whatever you like. I've tried do make it flexible. Right page is for to do's, left for notes. Pocket for all little loose papers ... "Gjort är gjort = Done is done". {OW} #picastickbook  An old book cover got a new future, thanks to @ernisen #picarecover  #bookbinding 
Sometimes, I am asked, if I make books with paper for water color. This is the first. 13square23, I call it. Dos rapporté binding, as most of my books: I want them to open flat. Papers are 20 pages Fabriano sketching paper, 90gsm, in one section, and 10 sheets Fabriano water color paper, 200gsm, individually sewn and perforated if you want to tear them out. Cover and endpapers are blue Kephera. Back cover can be folded out to the same size as the water color sheets. #picastickbook #bookbinding
Sometimes, I am asked, if I make books with paper for water color. This is the first. 13square23, I call it. Dos rapporté binding, as most of my books: I want them to open flat. Papers are 20 pages Fabriano sketching paper, 90gsm, in one section, and 10 sheets Fabriano water color paper, 200gsm, individually sewn and perforated if you want to tear them out. Cover and endpapers are blue Kephera. Back cover can be folded out to the same size as the water color sheets. #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
Houndstooth. Memory goes back to 1962. Everybody was supposed to wear trousers with houndstooth, hundtand in Swedish. But we said "pepitarutiga". Preferably black/white but black/brown was an alterative. And white nylon shirts. Remember?  But that is a different story.  This is a 15square sketchbook. Dos rapporté binding with 96 pages Fabriano Accademia paper, 120gsm. Endpapers are the wonderful Satogami paper. Opening the book, I have tried reconstructing the houndstooth pattern, with brown meeting black, by weaving paper stripes. (Enjoyable! I will do it again!) #picastickbook #bookbinding
Houndstooth. Memory goes back to 1962. Everybody was supposed to wear trousers with houndstooth, hundtand in Swedish. But we said "pepitarutiga". Preferably black/white but black/brown was an alterative. And white nylon shirts. Remember? But that is a different story. This is a 15square sketchbook. Dos rapporté binding with 96 pages Fabriano Accademia paper, 120gsm. Endpapers are the wonderful Satogami paper. Opening the book, I have tried reconstructing the houndstooth pattern, with brown meeting black, by weaving paper stripes. (Enjoyable! I will do it again!) #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
Another 15square sketchbook. Cover is linen cloth with rust marks. Dos rapporté binding, 96 pages Fabriano Accademia, 120gsm. The image of Galileo Galilei can easily be changed ... #picastickbook #bookbinding
Another 15square sketchbook. Cover is linen cloth with rust marks. Dos rapporté binding, 96 pages Fabriano Accademia, 120gsm. The image of Galileo Galilei can easily be changed ... #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
Rust and onion, watercolor paper and an old floor tile, made the pattern on this 15square sketchbook. Dos rapporté. Paper: Fabriano Accademia 120gsm, 96 pages. Endpaper: Satogami. Closure and bookmark with power grip ...👌 #picastickbook #bookbinding
Rust and onion, watercolor paper and an old floor tile, made the pattern on this 15square sketchbook. Dos rapporté. Paper: Fabriano Accademia 120gsm, 96 pages. Endpaper: Satogami. Closure and bookmark with power grip ...👌 #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
A 15square sketchbook with some gold. Dos rapporté. 96 pages Fabriano Accademia 120gsm. Cover: gold on Kephera. Endpapers: Hahnemuhle Bugra bordeaux (a lovely paper!). Both lock and bookmark with powergrip... #picastickbook #bookbinding
A 15square sketchbook with some gold. Dos rapporté. 96 pages Fabriano Accademia 120gsm. Cover: gold on Kephera. Endpapers: Hahnemuhle Bugra bordeaux (a lovely paper!). Both lock and bookmark with powergrip... #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
Almost christmas ... or maybe, I should say, this is the pile I've built on Roger's desk, @urbanfox.letterpress , since last christmas. But now it's home! 25 kilos of Letterpress type and stuff and literature. But still, all I have, is a Poor Man's Press. But Roger knows, and I trust him in this. And Dulcie, @mostlyflat , thanks again!
Now a new phase in my bookbinding can begin, though I think it will take some time before it really shows. #picastickbook
Almost christmas ... or maybe, I should say, this is the pile I've built on Roger's desk, @urbanfox.letterpress , since last christmas. But now it's home! 25 kilos of Letterpress type and stuff and literature. But still, all I have, is a Poor Man's Press. But Roger knows, and I trust him in this. And Dulcie, @mostlyflat , thanks again! Now a new phase in my bookbinding can begin, though I think it will take some time before it really shows. #picastickbook 
A beautiful cotton cloth, designed by Anna Salander, 2007 for IKEA, covers this 20square sketchbook. Forpaper is a great Wibalin paper. I'm sad to say, that my iPad camera can't do it any right. (I suppose you know the problem with catching blue/green color tones on many mobile devices.) Binding is dos rapporté. 96p 140gsm Z140, sewn on tapes. Magnetic lock.  #picastickbook #bookbinding
A beautiful cotton cloth, designed by Anna Salander, 2007 for IKEA, covers this 20square sketchbook. Forpaper is a great Wibalin paper. I'm sad to say, that my iPad camera can't do it any right. (I suppose you know the problem with catching blue/green color tones on many mobile devices.) Binding is dos rapporté. 96p 140gsm Z140, sewn on tapes. Magnetic lock. #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
"The Book for Tourists & Collectors" is ready to be used! It's a sketch and note book for the curious collector. For you who travel far, or stay in the backyard with eyes wide open. Draw, write down, and pick up what you see. Arrange. Evaluate. Show to the world what you have found. Binding is dos rapporté, 96 pages, 150 grams, 130x190 mm. The boxes are only 5 mm deep, so flat items are prefered.  The 3rd picture shows the letterpress printing of the spine on A Poor Mans Printer.  #picastickbook #bookbinding #picaletterpress
"The Book for Tourists & Collectors" is ready to be used! It's a sketch and note book for the curious collector. For you who travel far, or stay in the backyard with eyes wide open. Draw, write down, and pick up what you see. Arrange. Evaluate. Show to the world what you have found. Binding is dos rapporté, 96 pages, 150 grams, 130x190 mm. The boxes are only 5 mm deep, so flat items are prefered. The 3rd picture shows the letterpress printing of the spine on A Poor Mans Printer. #picastickbook  #bookbinding  #picaletterpress 
At last. This sketchbook I've been working on for quite a while. It's a 20square again. 120 pages of Fabriano 90gsm sketching paper. Cover is a bit of hitomezachi embroidery. A light green linen cloth with rust marks, sewn to a blue linen with sashiko cotton thread. By drawing the red threads, you lock the pencil holders.  Between the Japanese endpapers is an envelop for papers and stuff sewn. The 3 Rita ( @lespetitscahiersderita ) bookmarks are, because it looks pretty to me, color coded. #picastickbook #bookbinding #enpicastickbokomdagen
At last. This sketchbook I've been working on for quite a while. It's a 20square again. 120 pages of Fabriano 90gsm sketching paper. Cover is a bit of hitomezachi embroidery. A light green linen cloth with rust marks, sewn to a blue linen with sashiko cotton thread. By drawing the red threads, you lock the pencil holders. Between the Japanese endpapers is an envelop for papers and stuff sewn. The 3 Rita ( @lespetitscahiersderita ) bookmarks are, because it looks pretty to me, color coded. #picastickbook  #bookbinding  #enpicastickbokomdagen 
Yet another 20square dos rapporté sketchbook. 20square telling that the size of the book is about 200x200mm. This time with Fabriano 90gsm sketching paper, 120 pages. Endpaper, again from Italy; Carta Varese. The lock of the book is a bit flexible, if you drop the pen, you can always use a stick ... just pick it up. The idea for the bookmarks, I got from Rita, @lespetitscahiersderita Thank you! The cotton cloth on the covers, I think comes from IKEA. Thank you sister! #picastickbook #bookbinding
Yet another 20square dos rapporté sketchbook. 20square telling that the size of the book is about 200x200mm. This time with Fabriano 90gsm sketching paper, 120 pages. Endpaper, again from Italy; Carta Varese. The lock of the book is a bit flexible, if you drop the pen, you can always use a stick ... just pick it up. The idea for the bookmarks, I got from Rita, @lespetitscahiersderita Thank you! The cotton cloth on the covers, I think comes from IKEA. Thank you sister! #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
A 20square sketchbook again. Dos rapporté. 96p Z140 paper from Modulor; matt, holzfrei, säuerfrei, chlorfrei gebleicht, alterungsbeständig. Cotton cloth cover with label holder. Endpapers from Bindewerk. {JS} #picastickbook #bookbinding
A 20square sketchbook again. Dos rapporté. 96p Z140 paper from Modulor; matt, holzfrei, säuerfrei, chlorfrei gebleicht, alterungsbeständig. Cotton cloth cover with label holder. Endpapers from Bindewerk. {JS} #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
Another 20square sketchbook. Dos rapporté (because it opens flat). 120p Fabriano 90gsm. Linen cloth cover, and rubber band closing, with a little Turkish flärp, (just because I like it). Endpaper from Carta Varese. #picastickbook  #bookbinding
Another 20square sketchbook. Dos rapporté (because it opens flat). 120p Fabriano 90gsm. Linen cloth cover, and rubber band closing, with a little Turkish flärp, (just because I like it). Endpaper from Carta Varese. #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
20square sketchbook. Dos rapporté. 96p Z140 140gsm. Cover: Cotton cloth "Mockfjärds hembygdsförening" printed by Ljungbergs tryckeri. Endpaper: Kephera.  A very special Thank you to Jennie @possumbroderi for embroidery inspiration and beautiful cloth! #picastickbook #bookbinding
20square sketchbook. Dos rapporté. 96p Z140 140gsm. Cover: Cotton cloth "Mockfjärds hembygdsförening" printed by Ljungbergs tryckeri. Endpaper: Kephera. A very special Thank you to Jennie @possumbroderi for embroidery inspiration and beautiful cloth! #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
Two sketchbooks, dos rapporté. 15square: 96p Fabriano 90gsm. 20square: 96p 140gsm. Covers: Danish cotton cloth, printed in Japan. Endpapers: Satogami. #picastickbook #bookbinding
Two sketchbooks, dos rapporté. 15square: 96p Fabriano 90gsm. 20square: 96p 140gsm. Covers: Danish cotton cloth, printed in Japan. Endpapers: Satogami. #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
They are 3 now, the soft cover sketch books with fake leather covers and italian endpapers. Paper is Fabriano sketch paper, 90gsm. Size 145x140. SEK300. DM if you're interested or want more details. {AP} #picastickbook #bookbinding
They are 3 now, the soft cover sketch books with fake leather covers and italian endpapers. Paper is Fabriano sketch paper, 90gsm. Size 145x140. SEK300. DM if you're interested or want more details. {AP} #picastickbook  #bookbinding 
Just testing a bit. Sketchbook, 15square, with soft covers made of fake leather. #picastickbook #bookbinding
Tack alla ni som besökte mig på konstrundan i dag! Det var roligt att träffa så många bokintresserade från ön och annorstädes! Det var första gången jag deltog och kanske blir det fler gånger. 📓 Till dig som vill köpa mina skissböcker: Knacka gärna på!
📔 Till dig som vill gå bokbinderikurs: Skicka DM eller mejl! 
Tack till @annelipihlgren för all hjälp under dagen! 😍
#picastickbook
Tack alla ni som besökte mig på konstrundan i dag! Det var roligt att träffa så många bokintresserade från ön och annorstädes! Det var första gången jag deltog och kanske blir det fler gånger. 📓 Till dig som vill köpa mina skissböcker: Knacka gärna på! 📔 Till dig som vill gå bokbinderikurs: Skicka DM eller mejl! Tack till @annelipihlgren för all hjälp under dagen! 😍 #picastickbook