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13 January, 2011


Bookbinding is itching me for a long time and finally I got the time to try different ways of binding.

Most of the time I spent practicing Coptic stitch (just because I kept messing up - lesson learned: don't try to watch tennis at the same time). For the cover pages I used different materials and techniques:

1. Soldering

2. Etching

3. Painting:

Some books are bigger...

...some smaller...

Raven's Foot Binding

...but this is my favourite:

Piano Hinge Binding


NuminosityBeads said...

Svetlana, these are so exciting!
I love all of them and feel quite inspired by what you've done here. I've never seen the ravens foot binding, really sweet!
The eyelets really complete them for a quality finished look.
Now I have to go back and gawk some more!

xoxo Kim

luthien said...

such beautiful work!! binding and design! i've tried coptic stitch but my signatures don't seem very sturdy. becos the spine basically relies on just the horizontal stitches ... the signatures and covers seem to slide up and down a little. do your coptic stitched books do that? slide?

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

ooo Svetlana these works of art are marvelous!!! so beautiful indeed......I just kept looking at them,,,amazing!

Samantha Marshall said...

Wow!!! I love them!!! Beautiful art Svetlana. xx

Lucy said...

Fabulous work Svetlana! Just love them all, well done!
Hugs Lucy

Holly Dean said...

Fabulous books, Svetlana! Just gorgeous. I especially like the soldered and etched ones :)

Lena said...

Perfect! I whish to have all that books :) And, yes, last one is special :)

Leslie said...

You've been a busy lady! Your books are wonderful. I love that piano hinge binding too.

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