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In yesterday’s post I mentioned that this would be an indoors bookmaking weekend for me, especially with temperatures soaring in the 90s to the above 100-degree mark. I took a short break from cutting, gluing, pressing and binding to browse through the wonderful world of handmade books on Etsy. I was amazed at the variety of materials used. Can you identify these materials, techniques or styles in the treasury shown below this list?

  • fabric
  • burlap
  • paper
  • wood
  • steampunk
  • leather
  • mixed media
  • polymer clay
  • glass mosaic tiles
  • Coptic stitch
  • embroidery
  • spiral bound
  • 3-D
  • zipper
  • yo-yo flower
  • casebound
  • felt

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  5 Responses to “Bound by the word”

  1. Really cool books! Every one of your features is neat in its own way, and many of them I couldn’t even begin to imagine how to make! I’ve done a little bit of historical book binding before, and a made a few five stitch little notebooks. I love making books, it just doesn’t seem to fit into my schedule!

  2. This is such a fun treasury! Each book is so unique and how cool that all those items/techniques were included in at least one book!
    Thanks for featuring my recipe book :)

  3. What a great collection! You know how much I love writing. It’s amazing how many materials people use for their handmade books.

  4. I love books, too, and have made a few. I remember a really great one I received as a gift from someone named Judy 😉
    This is a great collection using such a variety of materials!

  5. Very fun! I love the variety – such creative artisans!

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