March Bookbinding Adventure
This year I am challenging myself to research and make a new book structure each month. In January I made two Coptic Books, in February I made a leather long stitch book, and this month I made a flag book. Previous books made can been seen in the Bookbinding Category on the right side of my blog when you scroll down.
Flag books were introduced in the 1970s by Hedi Kyle and it is said to be the "most influential structure in the world of contemporary bookmaking." I personally love to see the flags flutter into place as the book is opened and the spine is extended.
I just took a one day Paste Paper class with Lynn Gall at the Center for Book Arts and decided to use pieces of my paste papers to make the flag book - covers, end papers, and flags. Now I will have a book of samples to play with because I decided that I loved making paste papers for bookbinding!!