updownbindery:

One of the books I made for a recent custom order. The recipient will be studying medicine, hence the caduceus. 

This book is wrapped in a luscious red silk, and I had a blast working on this particular design. It was challenging and intricate, but turned out so well, I think. 

Find me on Etsy. 

(via gatzbookbinding)



featherpress:

Octopus Journal! 5” x 7” Flat back case binding with a screen printed cover and 64 pages. I will be posting this on Etsy soon!


gatzbookbinding:

Welcome to GatzBookinding’s Giveaway!!

This giveaway is to celebrate my shop's third birthday. I am also having a 10% discount until 4/30/2014, you just need to use the coupon APRIL10. 

WHAT AM I GIVING AWAY?

The first journal. It is a gorgeous full leather handmade journal with handmade headbands. Also, the marbled paper has been made by me. Any questions regarding the characteristics of this journal are welcome. 

HOW CAN YOU ENTER THE GIVEAWAY?

You have to do two things: 

1) Reblog this post (please, don’t erase this information). 

2) Send me a private message answering this question: which one of the five options of journal would you rather buy? Don’t think of the price, color, or size. Just think, if you were to buy one of them, which type of binding would prefer to have. I will love you even more if you say why, but it’s not compulsory. 

Here you can see more images of some of the journals: Option 1, Option 2, Option 4, Option 5.  

ANYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW?

- I ship WORLDWIDE.

- You don’t need to be following me, but each follow is greatly appreciated.

- This giveaway finishes on April 6th 2014, which is the day of the actual birthday. 

- I will contact the winner via private message, so keep you message box open. The winner has to reply in 48 hours.

My bookbinding blog.

My Etsy shop.

My Hatch shop.

My facebook page.

Good luck!!!

Another giveaway, give it a go!

(via gatzbookbinding)


fer1972:

Leather Covers for Books designed by Studio 42 Books

(via fuckyeahbookarts)


Q
Sweden, huh? Welcome! Are you looking to study or work with bookbinding, if you don't mind me asking?
A

Thank you! I’m looking to work actually, I’m done with studying (at least for now). My sister lives there already (for 2 years now), and now it’s my turn to try it out. I’ve been there already, and I gotta say (although I haven’t been to a lot of places compared to how big the planet is), it’s easily one of the most awesome countries, ever. Actually I’ve always had a sweet spot for all of Scandinavia, so yeah, sounds cheesy, but it’s sorta my dream to live there. BUT: bookbinding is just a hobby for me, although in the future I want to be able to make myself a little studio, and do what I’ve always wanted to do. But for now I need a “real” job, that brings money. ;) 

Oh, and I’m moving to Hallands län, near Halmstad, so if any of you is from that area, let’s meet up for a beer. I would love to make some new, awesome, Swedish friends. 


Hi guys!

There might be some inactivity on the blog in the upcoming two weeks, I’m very sorry. I’m moving. And not just to another street, or even to another town, but to another country (Sweden). So naturally I have some stuff to take care of, and I’m busy with that. But hey, wish me luck with everything (I have so many plans, big ones), and I’ll be back soon.

Take care y’all,

Eszter.


pondweed:

To launch the introduction of the books I’ve been binding to my Etsy store, I’m holding a giveaway! Check out what you might win on my Etsy!

1st Prize:

  • one 11x15.5cm hand-bound coptic-stitched book of your choice from my shop
  • two art prints
  • and a postcard pack.

2nd Prize:

  • three 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks
  • one art print
  • and a postcard pack.

3rd Prize:

  • two 14.9x10.5cm soft-cover saddle-stitched notebooks,
  • and a postcard park.

Rules & Conditions

  • Runs from 20/03/2014 — 24/04/2014.
  • Like and reblog to enter. You can reblog multiple times, but please consider your followers’ dashboards!
  • No giveaway only blogs.
  • Winners are picked with a random number generator. (First draw wins first prize, etc.)
  • This giveaway is international. 
  • Please be contactable, either by having your ask box open, or another means of contact clearly displayed. I’ll message you about postage details.
  • Best of luck!

Hey, guys! Pondweed is having an awesome giveaway, good luck! 


gatzbookbinding:

A mini notebook to carry around.

Available here.


Aniko Kolesnikova's new, mind-blowing, wonderfully detailed work is here: Seduction Journal made from polymer clay.

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This is a zipper book clutch tutorial by See Kate Sew, but I think you can use the idea for regular bookbinding, too. In any case it’s a great DIY project.


pondweed:

Shh, everyone — the pocket sketchbooks I’ve been making are now live on Etsy. I’m going to blog about this in more detail, later, and launch properly with a giveaway on Monday. But I’m just so excited I couldn’t resist showing a sneak peek!

pondweed:

Shh, everyone — the pocket sketchbooks I’ve been making are now live on Etsy. I’m going to blog about this in more detail, later, and launch properly with a giveaway on Monday. But I’m just so excited I couldn’t resist showing a sneak peek!


folksaga:

Ethiopian Codex with distressed wooden board covers.


fuckyeahbookarts:

A wide selection of bookbinding equipment for the hobbyist or professional. :) 
Begin your adventures in bookbinding and learn the basics here…

fuckyeahbookarts:

A wide selection of bookbinding equipment for the hobbyist or professional. :) 

Begin your adventures in bookbinding and learn the basics here


Browsed through my followers list a bit. You guys have the most awesome URLs, seriously. Some of them are so effing poetic and creative, love them!

Just thought I’d let you know.

E.