5 Jan 2017

Holliday vacation

My holiday vacation is soon over, it has been a very nice vacation with lots of food, sleep and reading. But I have also started lots of bookbinding project and I also made some visits to the gym.

Christmas presents - very nice books
I have focused on rounding book blocks, I'm trying to make the perfect rounding. I have to practice lots more... and not take short cuts - for bookbinding it's as in the rest of life - if you don't have a solid ground the end-product will not be perfect.

Two different sketchbooks are finished. I have made them to my calligraphy friend Tina. Tina is throwing a party for her calligraphy friends tonight, so instead of flowers she will receive sketchbooks from me.

1. Petrol-blue case bound sketchbook with gold headband. The book block made of Fabriano 120g/m2 Academia paper. (~20x15 cm2) Bodoni types used to debossing 'Tina'.

2. A simple 15x15 cm2  sketchbook made by Somerset  Waterford CP(NOT) 300g/cm2
I have several of this sketchbook fore sale at my easy shop - but these one I made especial for Tina

wood types used for the cover

 The holidays is over and I'm longing for spring.
My figs believes in warmer weather

23 Dec 2016

Finally there is time for holiday. 
Holiday time is studio time. 

I have clean the studio yesterday - I and the studio is ready for having fun 
15 days without 'normal work' only super fun studio work!

19 Nov 2016

Cloth and ink

This weeks sketchbook was covered in an ordinary light beige cloth that I altered with acrylic ink in several layers.

The book was made with Bradle binding technique and the book block was made of Fabriano Artistic paper with golden head bands. The cloth was inked before covering the book.

The cloth and the acrylic ink that I used for coloring the cloth


18 Nov 2016

13 Nov 2016

Sewn Boards Binding

Procrastination - my plan for today was to make christmas cards and training on my calligraphy - but instead I made book with the Sewn Boards Bindings technique.
I used Karen Hanmers excellent descriptions that I find on Guild of Book Workers home page. I also find Karen's pictures of a Sewn Boards Binding http://m.imgur.com/a/ZpERM.

11 Nov 2016

The Springback: Account book binding

This years topic at the summer course in booking at Leksands folkhögskola was  'Knäpprygg' or Springback.
The account books was often made as a springback- because it can lie open and flat for extended periods of time. Normally the edges of the book block was marbled - because then it was easy to see if the bookkeeper had sheeted and remove a page.
 I'm not satisfied with the result. I don't know way I used soooo boring cloth and my marbling is a disaster. But The Springback has an interesting construction and I like to do another and see if I remember all the steps to make the end leaf.
Peter D. Verheyen and Donia Conn have written an instruction: http://works.bepress.com/peter_verheyen/21/

The Summer course was of course fantastic - It's so nice to have a week with all my super nice bookbinding friends and the excellent tutor Leif Halldorf.


Springbacks made by Leif Halldorf 

6 Nov 2016

Stub binding

A small, 7,5 cm x 9,5 cm, book made as a stub binding. It's a easy binding - but you need a paper guillotine to cut the edges.

5 Nov 2016

New sketchbooks

Two new softcover sketchbook- with ink stains.

14,5cm x 15 cm, 36 pages, 300g/m2 Sommerset Waterford CP watercolor paper

'A year from now you may wish you had started today' (Karen Lamb)