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The cover and end papers were made from paste papers originally made in a workshop at Center for Book Arts here in New York City.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.