I made one custom order and then I made the book for the BEST Book Swap. I belong to a group of bookbinders, we're located all over the world, we make all sorts of different books and we all sell on Etsy.
BEST (Bookbinding Etsy Street Team) has a book swap that we do every few months. We each make a book and send it to another participant of the swap. I'm excited to see the book on it's way to me from Turkey. I still need to show off the book I received from the last book swap too so maybe I'll do that soon :)
I loved making this book and being a bit creative with it :)
I don't have the dimensions because I forgot to measure the book before it went out. Here are some lovely photos though. (A lot of photos because I think Daniel liked this one.)
|Top View Open. This book has an accordion spine with sewn pages.|
|It's such a fun book structure. It sort of looks like a stack of old envelopes.|
|The inside endpapers and the pages are all archival tea stained pages.|
|View of the accordion spine with dark brown linen thread. |
Lokta paper was used for the spine.
|Here's the book all nice and closed. The buttons were pulled off of an old shirt and I knotted the linen thread to make the tie around cord.|
|This is the back. Old stamps from everywhere. This was my son's favorite thing about the book and he was disappointed that he couldn't play with it.|
|You can see the book all nice and closed here. The cord wraps around the buttons, one on front and one on back.|
|This is the back with all it's stamp loveliness.|