Readers’ Books

Nancys Longstitch book

I can’t tell you enough how I love to receive photos of readers’ books in my inbox. I’m so honored Read More →

Friend of a Friend Journal

Friend of a Friend Bookbinding

Book number 22 in my 50 Book Project is called ‘Friend of a Friend’. I learned about the binding from Read More →

Little Arrows Binding

Little Arrows Japanese Stab Binding

I’m continuing to play with Japanese stab bindings as part of my 50 Book Project. I posted a simple 4-Hole Read More →

Tortoise Shell Binding

Japanese Tortoise Shell Binding

Summer’s in full swing in our house, so my blog posts will be less frequent for a while. But I’m Read More →

Simple Japanese Stab Binding

4 Hole Japanese Stab Binding

Welcome to book number 19 in the 50 Book Project, a simple 4-hole Japanese Stab Binding. Over the next few Read More →

More Readers’ Books

Mary B Gelli Book Collage

I love it when readers of my blog and newsletter send me photos of their handmade books, especially when they’ve Read More →

Punching Cradle Tutorial

DIY Punching Cradle

Many handmade books are sewn with a needle and thread and before the pages are sewn together, holes are pre-punched Read More →

Bow Tie Stitched Notebook

Bow Tie Stitched Book

Today’s book – number 18 in the 50 Book Project – is a quick and easy one-signature notebook with a Read More →

Alpha Stitch Book Binding Tutorial

Alpha Stitch Tutorial FI

Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a book I created a few weeks ago with an Alpha Stitched binding. The Read More →

Marbled Notebook with Z Stitch Binding

Marble Notebook with Z Stitch

It’s time for a new book binding and number 17 in my 50 Book Project. This is anotherĀ 2-section binding from Read More →