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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!!



I love your flag book! I've been wanting to make one for so long. Guess I'd better get off the computer and into the play room!

Great way to make a sampler book! The samples look really nice with all those colors. You've chosen an ambitious project making all those books and in different styles too but it will be so rewarding!

How lovely this is, you must have a lot of patience!

Just viewed your flag book. what an ingenious and creative way to display your sample archive. Congratulations!

What a great way to showcase all your paste paper!

Beautiful papers--you are so good about getting things done!

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