Still without Headbands

This is the next book that is waiting for its headbands. This book was meant to illustrate the poor double Coptic headbands (white with black). But I cannot make me add them – I think it looks much better as plain as it is now. Or have I just seen too many Coptic headbands in […]

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Bücherwürmer

Probably it’s a sudden outbreak of expressionism in my usual ways of making books. While thinking “paper is such a beautiful thing” during writing a guest blog for Rachel (will be up tomorrow) I had a sudden – let’s call it seizure – and made these book worms out of paper. It’s a stab stitch, […]

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Lino Printed Covers With Double Headbands

It’s standing upside down, sorry, – but the headband is nicer on the tail. When I made my last Coptic bound book I accidentally crossed the threads when going up to the next signature. I thought it looked nice – and a lot like what I had seen before. So, instead of experimenting myself this […]

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Lino Print on Textile Book Covers

This are now the printed covers from the lino that I cut the last two days. The oil based printing color is really a pleasure to use. The proofs on printing paper came out crisp and nice. Maybe it doesn’t look that awful after all. The one on the left which is supposed to be […]

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14+ hours of work – wasted?

I had the stupid idea to try and print with linoleum onto book cloth. I ordered petroleum this morning to clean the linoleum of the oil printing color which I am planning to use. The lino printing colors on water basis that I used for these proof prints doesn’t dry water resistant, so I don’t […]

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