Paper Bag Books
I'm starting to fill up my Japanese stab bound book section. I was inspired by some beautiful paper with cherries on it. The paper is Lotka type paper and is nice and soft and supple yet strong.; perfect for making a stab bound book. I've done some simple stitches on the notebooks.
I also was inspired by a paper bag from a retailer who shall remain nameless. It was the snowflakes . It seemed like a no-brainer for this time of year
So now I think I'll try my hand at something more complicated. I'll be referring to
which has instructions on how to sew every kind of stab stitch in the galaxy. Stay tuned.
So the paper bag book came from an idea for a sketchbook which is on my bench right now. This is also from the same retailer who shall remain nameless. I stuffed the sketchbook with my favourite Fabriano sketch paper.
One last book. I was gifted a few sheets of ancient sheet music in London by my instructor at my first ever bookbinding course. I used a sheet on a book cover I made. Then the cover sat on my bench for a few months. I was so stuck with this cover and fresh out of ideas. I even tried to peel it off the cover. It seemed to have melted into the cover and became one with the cover.
Then, the other day I was looking for paper for a slipcover. I came across some with musical instruments. It was too small for the slipcase, but gave me an idea for the music sheet book cover. Here it is.
I still have to do some sanding on it and more altering. Sill wondering what kind of paper to use for the inside. But it's progressing.
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