Saturday, October 31, 2015

Book #278

Stitched Tunnel Book

Since it is Halloween, here is my special haunted house tunnel book. There are various ways of constructing tunnel books and this particular example is made by stitching the pages to the accordion side panels.

It has been very easy to neglect my blog this month but I still intend to reach 365 eventually!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Book #277

Caterpillar binding

On my last book, it was the chain stitch that was really the primary binding and the caterpillar was extra; but, the caterpillar binding should be able to stand alone as well. So I did another one with three caterpillars, which gave the binding enough support so that it did not require any additional stitching.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Book #276

Caterpillar + Chain

Today I have tried my hand at the Caterpillar binding, used in conjunction with a multi-needle chain stitch binding. This is the first time I have tried the caterpillar binding and this book also has the distinction of being the first book made in my new studio (which is one of the reasons that I slowed my blog-book-production, since moving into the new studio has been a gradual process and rather disruptive to my work flow).

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Book #275

Folding Vs

Allowing myself to take one day off last week was obviously the beginning of a very slippery slope. But I am back today with another of the 3-section bindings from Smith. This time I picked one that he calls 'folding Vs' and I repeated it so that I could bind six signatures.

This journal is available in my Etsy shop.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Book #274

Yesterday I finally missed a day in this mad blog project, gasp! I may have to admit that the remaining 91 bindings will take longer than 91 days to appear on my blog. I have been extra busy lately anyway so it has been more difficult to find the time for everything. There are several bindings left on my list that I want to include, but they are not structures that I can learn and produce in a single day. So I would prefer to take my time and do them well, rather than force out substandard work every day.

Vertical Ts

But for today, I have another of the 3-section bindings from Keith Smith's book (1,2, & 3 Section Sewings). I repeated the sewing three times to make a journal with nine sections.

This journal is available in my Etsy shop.