It's been very exciting learning the book binding process. It is something I have wanted to try for some time and was so pleased with my first attempts that I have launch a few straight into my Etsy shop. With still no proper studio set up its also been ideal to make in the house as I can bind a few in the evenings without making too much mess!
|Folding and cutting the book blocks|
|Sewing each block by hand|
I still have some way to go before I can develop my textiles into fabric based designs but they are serving very well as book covers. Of course now that I have started working with the materials I am thinking of a range of designs that I can try out. There's always some idea ticking away in the background!
|Using my textile prints as book cloths|
|Orange and Red Tulip small notebook|
|Yellow Tulip Journal|
|Blue Cornish Mackerel Blank Greetings Card|
|White Cornish Mackerel Blank Greetings Card|
|Aperture Journal with Green Finch Insert|