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Should auld acquaintance be forgot

28 Jul 2011

Una cose bona

Not paying any attention to our recent undoings, we´ve kept calm and moved along;  using some delicious paper found at a nearby shop, old tea bags, used kraft paper and other found materials, we assembled a tidy little treat for a dear friend of mine who lives just across the channel.  It turned out beyond my wildest hopes; well, that´s a lie really, as of course the design was conceptualised in advance, but it was truly the best thing we´ve yet fabricated.

The design is a rather simple three-hole pamphlet stitch with a papered cover board and internal cover sheets made from the kraft paper.  I would like to try putting a few together with some scrap paper we found that´s been printed on one side and see how they work as notebooks.

When it was finished I felt as if I was looking at my own newborn child.

Un Cotonet

Les peces d'una llibretaDoblegant

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Pamphlet stitch

13 Jul 2011

En el segon i tercer llibre vam practicar la costura de pamflet

The second and third books we´ve made utilise the pamphlet stitch, using only three holes.  It´s very easy and the best part is that no glue is necessary.  It´s quite possible with only a little imagination to make several and various alterations to this design.

The white book on the left is a simple chap book and the smaller, on the right, is made using recycled tea bags and packaging, based on the design of  Trial & Error.  We´ve created a how-to video of the process!

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