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Worktable Weekly: Making of a Study Book for Artists (Part III)

This is Part III of showing the process of how I made the book to the left. In the first part I cut the paper and boards, and prepared the pages for the book marks that are attached to the … Continue reading

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First Books after the Break

Everyone seemed to like my contribution to the last BEST swap with the recycled theme. Therefore I started bookmaking again with two different jeans books, both with recycled materials inside and outside. The first one that you can see on … Continue reading

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A Peek Into My Studio and a Brief Explanation of the Butterfly Buttonhole

I am rather busy at the moment – therefore the blogging is slowing down a little. I am very happy about a variety of commissions that I am working on. I mentioned it in a previous post: I was commissioned … Continue reading

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New Buttonhole Style

Of course I couldn’t resist the urge to try this right away. Not with a plan in the head and a ready made sketch at hand, and all the materials already gathered in my studio. And so I didn’t wait … Continue reading

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Lino Printed Covers With Double Headbands

It’s standing upside down, sorry, – but the headband is nicer on the tail. When I made my last Coptic bound book I accidentally crossed the threads when going up to the next signature. I thought it looked nice – … Continue reading

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Shopping for Bookcloth and Headbands

Here in Bonn I have had a hard time buying fabric for books. All the textile stores within my reach focus on customers who want to sew their own carnival costumes, so what they offer is mainly cheap stuff with … Continue reading

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First Book after the Break

My first book after this break is a case-bound book, covered in a flannel that served me well as a pyjama for some years. The headbands are hand stitched, endpapers are sewn-on, with some decorative paste downs that I swapped … Continue reading

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