Case Binding, another book made

Case Binding Sturt Desert Pea Book A5

Case Binding Sturt Desert Pea Book A5

This is the first book I made.  I did a class earlier in February and learnt to do case binding.  This is (in my mind) the real book binding, with spine, headbands and end papers.  Just like a real book.  The book we did in class was very basic and black and while I was happy with it, (despite the few wobbles); I didn’t actually like it.

The basic book before I reworked it.

The basic book before I reworked it.

Like all my works that I am having trouble with, I left it to one side and made the coptic bound book that I showed you in my previous blog.  But thinking over it and considering a number of options I came up with some ideas.

The plain black book-cloth covering was very boring, especially for a handmade book so I got out my silver gel pen and went to work on the cover.

Added a little decoration

Added a little decoration

I did a simple dot and dash design and then glued on another one of my prints of previous art work.  This one got the Sturt Desert Peas and I am now loving my little book.

Case Binding Sturt Desert Pea Book A5 size

Case Binding Sturt Desert Pea Book A5 size

Karen

2 responses to “Case Binding, another book made

  1. Fabulous! From being a generic (although beautifully made!) book it is now absolutely yours. Worth the pondering time!

    • Thanks Anna, so pleased you liked my little book, pondering is always good, sometimes answers come soon, sometimes later, but I hate to give up on a project. I like to think that they are not wrong/bad/ugly but I just haven’t figured out how to make them right/beautiful/meaningful.

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