Books!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here: we’ve had company and been away. But today I took a very fun bookmaking class at Six Loose Ladies. The instructor was Pang Ting who makes beautiful paste paper, hard-spined books with leather bindings in an artful mix of traditional and innovative techniques.

To make our book we got to choose from an assortment of her lovely paste paper, book cloth, liner papers, signature papers (pages) and linen thread for binding. It was good to learn the proper process, especially since I have dabbled in bookmaking for the last eight years, gleaning information from the internet and books from the library.

My book is about 7 1/2″x 6″ and 1″ thick.

Front …. and back.

Now all I need to do is acquire some essential tools and supplies and learn how to make my own paste paper.

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2 Responses to “Books!”


  1. 1 Jane Davila June 28, 2008 at 5:59 am

    Oh Lynne – your book is beautiful! I’ve been meaning to take a bookmaking class too. I love the stitching patterns in the binding.


  1. 1 Paste Paper « Mountain Vistas Trackback on August 1, 2008 at 1:05 pm

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