Monday, March 4, 2013

Books 030-036

This week I tried out a new variation on recycled book structures.  It involves gluing patterned card stock to the back of recycled boxes and connecting the covers using book cloth. The pages are sewn in using a pamphlet stitch with four holes instead of three.

 This is the kind of project that is easier to do "in bulk" as opposed to one at a time.  I made 7 of these over the course of a week. All fourteen covers on one night, the book cloth a couple days layer, and preparing and attaching the pages on Saturday while waiting for software to install on all our computers at work.

At this point I am just over halfway to where I should be on my 365 challenge.  (March 4th is day 63 of the year, I'm only 27 behind...)  The good news is, I have been hired to do a big book binding commission! I am making 11 or 12 books that will be presented as awards later I'm the month.  I've already started the books, keep an eye out for updates!


Erin Gursslin said...

Have you ever done any of your recycled box books with the pretty paper on the outside and the box face on the inside? I bet customers would love the surprise of seeing the recycled part when they open up the book. (that way at a show you can tell them they are made from recycled boxes and tell them to pick it up and open it) ;)

Tricia said...

I didn't realize that you had a blog - I really like your hand-made books and enjoy seeing your other crafts. That Norwegian bookbag is awesome. I'm going to follow your blog. : )

God bless.
Tricia Leng

minimeg said...

That's a good idea Erin! I'll try some the other way around.

Thank you Mrs. Leng! I hope everything is going well up in Midland.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the big book commission. That'll be so cool!!!