Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Books of Summer

Book 7:The blizzard book is made from a single strip of paper. The pages have pocket-like folds that can hold additional content. Hedi Kyle created the blizzard book. Instructions for this book can be found in The Penland Book of Handmade Books. The book pictured below is my dummy book I created to work out the details of my final version. I experimented with several different weights of vellum paper before settling on a medium weight paper. The thicker vellum was splitting after it was folded. Lessons learned. I’ll be posting photos of the final book soon.



The Books of Summer

Book 6: This week’s book is a very non traditional book. It is designed after a children’s toy, Jacob’s ladder. I found the tutorial on a mini bookmaking web page.


The Books of Summer

Book 5: Some time ago I purchased a small single signature book. It was a cloth covered book with a wrap cord. This week I attempted to create something similar to that book. I used heat n bond to adhere the fabric to the board cover. The beads and other embellishments are leftovers from jewelry making, rubber-stamping and other art projects.