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Or just fold some paper!   Seriously, for me this is heaven... Folding and cutting paper until I have stacks ready to be sewn into text blocks, later to become journals. This afternoon I was feeling rather down, not sure why ...
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Pop up booksale!!  I'm having a sale of my handmade books, on Etsy. They will be available until 5 February 2014.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadebyemily79?ref=search_shop_redirect
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There may or may not be much about books on here for a little while... I'm back in Siena, just arrived today and it feels like I never left. Love this town! 
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My nervous wait is over! I shall take more photos later to share, but overall I'm pleased with the result. 
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I'm waiting to be able to work on the next step of my uncles book, so while the glue is trying I have been experimenting with adhesive free binding.  Today's effort  is vaguely based on a Coptic stitch with added French link ...
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I am still working on my Coptic binding, made this little notebook tonight with soft covers. I definitely prefer the books with board covers, they feel a lot sturdier and I prefer the stitched detail on the cover. This handma...
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I have been wanting to make some denim covered books for a while now, the idea has been percolating until last night when I found an old denim skirt and got out my embroidery cotton. Turned out that hand stitching the cover w...
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Today I've been catching up on my bookbinding class. There were a couple of books that I didn't get finished during class, so today I met up with Diana, my teacher, to work on those. This morning I worked on Coptic Binding. ...
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Although it may not look like it from all my non-bookbinding related posts lately, I am still working away on my Uncle's book. ( no photos as it doesn't look very pretty at the moment... Don't want to scare him!) And today I ...
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Working on my Coptic binding at  home. I love the simplicity of coptic binding, no glue is required and the exposed spine stitching can look fabulous... I need more practice!
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