B.E.S.T. Swap contribution

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The theme for the 12th bookbinding Etsy Street Team swap was recycling. I wanted to create something which is visibly reused and still shows the traces of its previous life. And so I covered the book in pieces of this old pair of jeans. The binding style is a sewing on tapes with a chain stitch in between for increased stability. For tapes, I chose seams of the same jeans. The boards themselves are laminated from card stock that comes with the paper I usually buy. The pages inside are all cut from brown paper bags, most of them plain but some with an interesting pattern. One bag that I got in a comic shop even features a comic strip. To see all the other’s contributions, check our team’s blog. There are also more  books to come, so check again if you don’t want to miss any.

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Das ist das Buch, das ich für den 12. B.E.S.T. (bookbinding etsy street team) Büchertausch gemacht habe. Das Thema war Recycling – Und so ist denn wirklich alles an diesem Buch, abgesehen vom Klebstoff und dem Faden, schonmal benutzt worden. Mehr Bilder von all den anderen Teilnehmern gibt’s auf unserem Team Blog.

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One Response to B.E.S.T. Swap contribution

  1. Billie says:

    Hi HIlke

    Great idea, I love this book. Really handy pocket too :)

    Best wishes

    Billie :)