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May Bookbinding Project

This year I am exploring a new book structure each month.  So far I've made coptic, long stitch, flag, and accordion books.  My May bookbinding structure was s portfolio.  I had some loose drawings/paintings that I wanted to put in a portfolio for safe keeping, so I chose to make it 8 X 10.5 " to fit these papers.  I used the basic instructions from Alisa Golden's book Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings Structures Forms.


The cover and end papers were made from paste papers originally made in a workshop at Center for Book Arts here in New York City.  The spine was made from Tex Libris book cloth.   






Very attractive book!

Very cool, Shirley, glad you squeezed it in! :-D

Great folio and I like your papers.

This is really pretty! I love making books and never seem to make time to do so. Great idea, challenging yourself with a new structure on a regular basis.

Each one has been beautiful—nice project!

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