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I had a lot of fun making this. It was a combination of problem-solving, happy coincidence, and pushing my desire to make a playful coffee-themed book. I wanted to somehow incorporate actual coffee beans into the book and at around the same time I was experimenting with Japanese stab binding. ” Godart sourced fabric featuring a coffee bean-like design (actually called “Screw head”) for the cover and dyed the pages inside the book using coffee, so when the book is freshly made, the smell of coffee wafts up as the pages are turned.

From Cassandra Fernandez’s beautiful carousel-bound “kaleidoscope” books to Becca Hirsbrunner’s colorful lotus fold and modified Turkish fold books, and Christopher Skinner’s carefully measured and scored single-sheet blizzard fold book, each example should excite and inspire as well as show you how different variations of techniques and materials can be used to create unique folded books. CASSANDRA FERNANDEZ BARCELONA, SPAIN Hailing from Barcelona, Spain, artist Cassandra Fernandez primarily works with linocuts, making colorful prints and patterns, but as can be seen here, she also likes to experiment with bookbinding techniques.

I chose to combine Coptic and French stitch because Coptic has a more resistant and smooth finish, but I wanted to use French stitch for detail and as a way of enhancing the spine of the book,” she explains. ” Working with different patterned book cloths and brightly colored threads, Ribero’s work is beautifully bold and graphic. See also: Coptic stitch French link stitch CORRUPIOLA—EXPERIÊNCIAS MANUAIS SÃO JOSÉ, BRAZIL Experiências Manuais translates as “handmade experiences” and is what the founders of Corrupiola, Leila Lampe and Aleph Ozuas, aim to create within their design and craft work.

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