Tuesday 2 September 2008

Bookbinding - Part II

I attended another workshop with Sandi Sexton at the weekend. She really is a lovely lady and a fabulous teacher.

This time round we made 2 books. The first using the japanese stitch technique.

I made this book with a beautiful marbled front and a coordinating back and ribbon, which really did look good enough to eat. Its approximately 11 x 15cm in size to give you an idea of scale. I can't wait to make more books using this technique.






The second book we made was an accordian style book - I used this fabulous designer paper for the cover and a heavy textured paper for the inside to give it strength. The finished book is approx 8 x 12 cm




Finally, I was so energised and inspired after the workshop I picked up some gorgeous handmade chinese paper on the way home and made this little accordian book. Only 6 x 8 cm.


19 comments:

deb said...

These are wonderful Audrey, I think the little oriental one is my favourite though.

JACKIE M said...

They are gorgeous Audrey I also love the little oriental one I love tiny books.The papers and ribbon are beautiful on the first one.

Carrie said...

Are you going to the Crop on Saturday - if so - how about a Japanese book binding demo pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez :0)))))))

I love the books btw, love the all.

Chris said...

These are all beautiful Audrey. The designer paper you used on the second book is gorgeous. One of those papers you just want to stroke. LOL

Karin said...

Love all your books Audrey. Would love to know how to do the Japanese stitch.
Love your choice of papers for the little oriental book.

joanne wardle said...

fan flippin tastic! these are gorgeous. I especially like that first one. it's so satisfyngly thick!

alcoholinky said...

ooh yummy. they look so neat (as in carefully made!) and what gorgeous papers

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

oooooooooooo these would sell for a fortune...you really have a flair for this Audrey.

Elisa said...

The books are gorgeous, the marbled paper is amazing and the oriental papers are beautiful too.

Em said...

ooooooo Audrey, these are wondeful, love the little oriental one especially!

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

They are so beautiful and elegant audrey, sounds like a wonderful class! Hope you are keeping well, mandyxx

Lainey said...

Stunning as always Audrey - love the papers you've used! Sounds like a fab course. Here here on the Japanese book binding demo!

Kaz said...

these are fantastic Audrey, love the papers you chose, and the japanese book binding is gorgeous with that ribbon. love all three books. xx

eva birdthistle said...

Those papers look delis! Gorgeous books, the last one is my fav :)

Seona said...

Wow they are all gorgeous - I love the accordion one the best but all are fab! There's a wee award for you on my blog xx

Rein said...

These are all beautiful!

Neasa said...

Wow Audrey, stunning books. I just adore them.

Marlou said...

hi Audrey, these books are just fabulous!!! what patience you must have to have made these, beautiful :) x

Ann said...

Wow Audrey they are all fab but I think i like the little oriental book at the bottom :o)xx