The Life You Save May Be Your Own

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July 5, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — weordmyndum @ 3:40 am

One of the things I enjoyed at Sheppard Pratt was a bookbinding group the occupational therapist ran, where you got to make your own journals. I made four in the time I was there.

It’s a pretty involved process: you make your covers, measure, do math for your page size, check your math, get someone else to check your math, cut your pages, fold your pages in signatures (5 sheets/10 pages), poke holes in your covers and pages, and sew it all together. Fun, though, since I like working with my hands.

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Journal #1
Coptic bound
Cover: fake leather (nylon?) backed with cardboard

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Journal #2
Japanese ribbon binding I can’t remember the name of on account of I don’t speak Japanese
Cover: tissue paper collage on cardboard

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Journal #3
Coptic binding
Cover: acrylics and collage on cardboard

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Journal #4
Coptic binding
Cover: fabric (outside) and decorative cardstock (inside) over cardboard

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4 Responses to “”

  1. lindakay1948 Says:

    Beautiful work! 🙂

  2. Pen Says:

    Oh, I love this so much! They are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing ❤

  3. Those are amazing! I’d love to learn how to do that.

    • weordmyndum Says:

      It’s easier than it looks. Measuring, cutting, and folding pages is labor-intensive but not difficult. Getting the hang of sewing it didn’t take long, and I found that part relaxing because, though it isn’t difficult, it requires attention, which keeps my brain from going off in 17 directions I don’t want it to. And then you end up with something pretty and useful.


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