The Book

 

My good friend from work, Sze Sze, is leaving us to return home to Singapore. Since she has made me so many wonderful handmade gifts over the past year and a half, I had to make her something very special to send her off! I decided to try my hand at handbinding a sketch book. As a first-timer, I was really happy with the results. I thought the process was quite interesting, so I’m sharing some photos from the project. I think I’ve discovered a new hobby for myself :)

 

 

stitching the first page

all pages stitched!

kettle stitches

mulling over some mull

securing the cover board

Westie bookend performs its duty of being very heavy :)

gluing on the cover paper

finished spine

all wrapped up!

 

-laura

 

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