Monthly Archives: June 2009

Lino Print on Textile Book Covers

This are now the printed covers from the lino that I cut the last two days. The oil based printing color is really a pleasure to use. The proofs on printing paper came out crisp and nice. Maybe it doesn’t … Continue reading

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14+ hours of work – wasted?

I had the stupid idea to try and print with linoleum onto book cloth. I ordered petroleum this morning to clean the linoleum of the oil printing color which I am planning to use. The lino printing colors on water … Continue reading

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The Tea Book

Before I start into the weekend (to celebrate the graduation of my youngest sister) I want to show off my latest book. Please note the “true Coptic double headbands“. But it’s the inside pages what interests me now: On the … Continue reading

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Book Swap: Something New

On June 17th a book made by Rachel reached me. We both participated in the swap at the book arts forum. I blogged about my contribution here. On said Wednesday the delivery man from a foreign shipping company handed me … Continue reading

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BEST swap and my book from Jellygnite

BEST stands for Bookbinding Etsy Street Team. It’s a group of etsy sellers that make handbound books. You can see our books that are currently for sale there if you search for the word “bookbindingteam“. We also have a team … Continue reading

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New Books

Ich  war nicht ganz untätig in der letzten Woche. Aber es ist noch viel zu tun – was Kunst und Handwerk anbelangt, und privat ist auch gerade eine Menge los (ein Familienfest nach dem anderen mit Besuch und was nicht … Continue reading

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Makeshift Tracing Table

Das ist mein neuestes provisorisches Werkzeug. Zwei der fünf Projekte, die ich gerade mache, erfordern zumindest teilweise ein Nachziehen und Abpausen von vorher Gezeichnetem. Als ich heute mal wieder immerzu mein Papier Richtung Fenster gehalten habe, habe ich also das … Continue reading

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Books

I am reading “The Century of Artists’ Books” by Johanna Drucker at the moment. Or rather I have been reading it for almost 4 months now and still I have not reached the 100th page yet. It’s not boring, but … Continue reading

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Two-Colored Coptic Headbands

This weekend I have been experimenting with two-colored Coptic headbands. The principle is always the same: Chain stitches along the book boards. These are so straight forward generalizations of the Coptic headband as I have learned to do them that … Continue reading

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Thinking, Sorting, Planning

Today I’m trying to figure out what I should be doing next. My main question is: Should I start something completely new? Or should I better work out some old ideas? I’m for example thinking about whether I should make … Continue reading

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