Recycling an old book into a journal

Sewn book bindings can intimidating. But the more you do the better you get.

coptic binding journal

Every time I make a Coptic stitch bound book, I need to refresh my memory and skills.

recycle old books

So with this journal I set perfection aside and embraced the re-learning of the coptic stitch binding.

parts of coptic stitched book

When journals are too perfect and precious, then I seem to be reluctant to use them. So I guess is is great to have this less than perfect journal for doodles, lists, notes and drawing.

make something with an old book

If you would like to explore re-use old books this summer, then stay on the printmaking list below and I will keep you posted.

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