Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Creative Space - Binding Books

Remember the paper that Jellyfish and I made here? Well, I've been wanting to try my hand at book binding for a while now, so when I started thinking about what to do with some of the paper that we made - the thought emerged - Book binding! I asked J if he wanted me to make some into a book, and told him that he could add other pages if he liked. The answer was affirmative. Here is the result.

 The cover was a scrap of cardboard from my teaching days... we were rummaging through a pile of card when J pounced on this one.

Here it is - my first go at book binding. I just used some fine crochet thread that I had kicking around, but if you think you might really get into this kind of thing, I would advise using waxed thread, as what I had started knotting up a lot towards the end.

For more creativeness you know where to go.


  1. great idea, i love the colours of your papers

  2. Ooh pretty cool!! Like the colors and glad that you just had a go. Girl never learns otherwise. Oh and thank you for visiting my blog. The monkey and blocks are Melly and Me patterns by Melanie Hurlston.

  3. handmade paper and a handmade book! Very impressive :-) The colours are divine too :-)

  4. your paper looks wonderful great colours too!

  5. I've never tried book-binding. Looks like you've done a great job!

  6. Hi, your bookbinding is great. Kids love that kind of stuff.
    Re: my Spring Garlands... Lucy at Attic24 has taken down her links due to copyright issues. But Elizabeth Cat has her own version still up.
    If you want to check it out:

    Renee :)

  7. Wow, very impressed. The paper colours are so vibrant and pretty. x


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