Tag Archives: book binding

Making a small sketchbook

This is a very small journal or sketchbook that I make a lot.  Some people have asked how I put it together. This tutorial will show you how.  The paper choice determines whether it’s a journal or a sketchbook.    I’ll … Continue reading

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Abandoning Art

I’ve not been posting many sketches recently as the weather has been unpleasant.  While our winter is not as bad as other places, chilly and wet is not conducive to watercolor sketching.  I may be a wimp in comparison to … Continue reading

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Small books

I’m testing a new design by making it with a heavy craft paper cover, as I do my own sketchbooks.  These are half the size, about 5.5 x 4 inches.  I also have some pretty end papers I got from … Continue reading

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Punch cradle

After a year or so of using an open telephone book as a punch cradle, I decided to get a proper one.  I’ve seen a tutorial for making one’s own out of wood but I didn’t want to get out … Continue reading

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Another book made

I bought this book as a result of Janice’s recommendation at her book binding demo at Daniel Smith last weekend. I followed the directions in it to make this journal.  It’s covered with a 100% cotton fabric.  The paper is … Continue reading

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More book making

Janice Berkebile demonstrated making a Linen Travel Journal today at Daniel Smith mothership.  It’s one method of making a case bound book.  Along with the long-stitch leather journal she taught earlier in the year, I think this one could be … Continue reading

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Handmade journal

I made another leather journal this past week.  I’d shown the one I made in the Daniel Smith workshop  with Janice Berkebile to Fort Nisqually’s shop manager. She liked it and tentatively accepted my offer to make some for sale … Continue reading

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Leather Journal

On Saturday morning (28 Feb), I attended an Italian Leather Journal Making demo with Janice Berkebil at the main Seattle store of Daniel Smith.  I’m already signed up for the all day workshop but I wanted a preview. Janice showed … Continue reading

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Book Binding

Peggy H. taught a few Urban Sketchers how to make a relatively simple sketch book.  We met in the large and sunny class room at the Northgate branch of the Seattle Public Library system.  All the photos are here. Peggy … Continue reading

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