Hi I'm Ela
And this is a blog about book binding
Includes tips and trick about bookbinding
Pictures of journals, books, diaries and any handmade signatures of papers encased in leather, cardboard, foam etc.
"This listing is for one of these mini notebooks which have been created using traditional bookbinding methods. I have left the spine exposed, as I think it a shame to hide this particularly attractive feature.
Rather than using traditional linen tape, I have used assorted ribbons and coloured button cottons. The book covers are made with book board covered in scraps of floral fabric and can be secured with a small coloured buttons and plaited threads.
Measurements: height 6.5cm, width 6.5 cm and depth 2 cm
Each book contains 10 signatures, or 50 folios (folded pages), of assorted recycled and scavenged papers.” - (x)
Xylobooks, by Gary Robbins of Container Corps, are some seriously heavy-duty notebooks made from wood scraps from a furniture factory in his local Portland, OR. The books ”marry old-school bookbinding methods with a clean, modern aesthetic that emphasizes the tactile nature of the materials,” connecting the wood to the paper by means of cotton twill tape and tiny iron nails.
The hard (and heavy) covers of the notebook are not just for show—they also provide a hard ,flat surface on which to write or draw and the taught twill tape creates a place to hold cards and other collected bits of paper and scraps. (x)
Repost from Jackie Millonado: “Good morning indeed <3 <3 <3 I just got the most beautiful hand carved journal. So happy with it. Beyond awesome @alunsinahandboundbooks team. I’m excited to use it for our big day <3 <3 Thanks so much Nadja, Enan and Louie!”
#alunsina #journal #woodcarving #woodcraft #handbinding
How about a wooden box that can be converted into a display case (original design by Louie) for the handcrafted wood books? 🙏 :D
* #HouseStark book on photo is no longer available for purchase, but watch out for more similar books in the coming weeks :D
#alunsina #woodcraft #handcrafted #wood #book
"She ran the back of her hand along the first shelf, listening to the shuffle of her fingernails gliding across the spinal chord of each book. It sounded like an instrument, or the notes of running feet." - Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"
* #Alunsina design on photo: Terrene #journal
#handcraftedjournal #vintagemap #books