Friday, April 12, 2013

bookbinding at work

Today it was my turn to do an in store-demo at work.
I always do a bookmaking project; this time it was coptic binding.
The signatures were made from some rag paper greeting cards that we sell.
It was a quick way to make a text block and worked well.

I love the combination of the linen cloth with the lilac endpapers and thread.
The endpaper is handmade and unfortunately the book board
shows through a bit, but no one seemed to mind.
Covering the board with a white insert would fix that problem.

I have some leftover materials so maybe I'll make a few more this weekend.
It felt good to make books again but now I'm exhausted!