Sunday, 18 November 2007

buttonhole binding

From Keith Smith's 'Non Adhesive Bindings Volume 1'. My first attempt made with pages made from old file dividers, salvaged from my old office...


Nice and bright but a bit scruffy!


Second attempt was much more successful, I used plain white paper for the sections and glued strips of tissue paper to the edges to make the coloured spine...


I love learning new bindings, I think this one might become a favourite :)



10 comments:

Kaija said...

It's wonderful to see what you've been up to! And I love buttonhole bindings! I haven't made any for ages, because I got stuck with my boring cover materials. Vellum and cardboard just aren't durable enough for me. I'm pretty obsessed about durability right now. Of course I could make a hardcover version, but there's always something more important to do.

I've been meaning to e-mail you for a couple of days now, but maybe it will happen tomorrow :)

Riverlark said...

I love this binding, too, Sarah. And if you like, you can use the thread ends to string beads or other sweet things. (My own style is a little simpler, however.)
Hope to get your package in the mail tomorrow!

Catherine said...

The colours on the spine look so great, love the idea of non-adhesive bindings.

Amy said...

I'm very happy that I decided to join too. Thanks Sarah! :)

The assessment seemed to go well, although it is rather hard to tell because the panel can't give very much away. It is neither positive nor negative...just somewhere in the middle. Results will tell, and they come out next Monday, so we shall see :)

This binding is beautiful. I am intrigued by how it is made...as I have never really attempted book binding before, but am fascinated by it. Gorgeous colours!! Very cheerful.

xox.

marta said...

simply gorgeous. i love the colors. ooh la la.

Uschi said...

this binding and the coloured spine are truely beautiful. I love the colours you have chosen!!

tiffany... said...

i love this sarah! it's absolutely beautiful...

Sarah said...

Glad you like it, I'm often wary of using colours because I don't think I have a very good eye for it, but you can't go wrong with rainbows can you! Yep, I think this binding is definitely one for keeps, I can't wait to experiment further :)

eshu said...

oh my, this is gorgeous

amisha said...

oh sarah, i love love this... the color at the binding is so good. i need to dig out my keith smith book, haven't played with it in ages!
xox