Thursday, May 7, 2009

I Wish I Could Do That! - Book-binding

Book-binding is a wonderful craft, something I would really love to learn to do myself someday. It combines two of my absolute favourite ingredients : paper and fabric. The book-binder also needs a great deal of skill, patience, and a great attention to detail, so I'm happy that beautiful hand bound journals, made by experts are available to buy on handmade sites like

There is something very special about a new journal - it's so full of potential...what could you fill it with? Family photographs and mementos, sketches and ideas, romantic poems, or perhaps your deepest darkest secrets...the choice is yours, but what could be better and more luxurious than using a hand bound book.

These velvet bound books are a great example , available from ignis fatuus they measure 6 and a quarter inches by 4 and three quarter inches and inside there are 64 pages of bright white recycled paper for you to fill any way you like. The red velvet is very soft to touch as well as being extremely elegant!


ali bali jewellery said...

This is a great post.

Cat said...

Makes me want to touch them, they look beautiful

Fru Babsan said...

I would like to be able to do this too!

Mary V said...

Very enticingly written, a lovely post, and a lovely choice of photos.