Books and Other Stuff

mostly about making books - blank and otherwise - reading books and keeping a reading diary

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Coptic Stitch

This is one of the first books I made. I was totally taken by the Keith Smith techniques and instruction. I bought one of his books unbound so I could have the experience of binding it myself.

The coptic stitch was my chosen favorite because it lay flat when open so it was easy to write in and paint. The book was Non-Adhesive Binding - another favorite because I didn't have to get all sticky and smudged up with paste

Soon it arrived in my mail box in large sheets as it came from the printers. This was another whole learning experience - I had to cut them apart and collate the sections.

I covered the book board for the covers with some marbled paper I'd made that summer in a workshop in Portland. The sewing is done with waxed linen in a burgundy color to match the covers

Calligraphy Practice

And a smaller coptic stitch that I made for a friend who was beginning to learn calligraphy

the sections have been made up with plain paper, lined paper, square grid paper ... white and different colors

It's quite small ... 4-1/2 by 6 inches ... I like this size because it fits in your pocket quite neatly

The Yoga Book


Blogger Marilyn said...

What a great idea. I love my yoga. I would not have thought to do a yoga journal. I really like your journals.

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