Gelli Print Notebook & Video

Hello! Today I’m sharing another way to use up your gelli prints – a chain stitched notebook. And for this book, I created a short video. It’s my first one, so bear with me while I figure it all out 🙂

I’ve listed my supplies at the end of the post, and for more tips about creating gelli books check Tips & Supplies for Gelli Books.  You don’t have to use a gelli print for this book, you could use scrapbook or handmade paper instead.

Chain Stitch Gelli Print Notebook

This is book number 14 in my 50 Book Project and I was inspired the sewn chains binding in Keith Smith’s 1-2-&3 Section Sewings.

Here’s the video – if it doesn’t display on your screen, click here to view it on YouTube.

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Materials: Canson Mixed Media paper, Paper Source text weigh paper, waxed linen thread, acrylic paints
Tools: bone folder, needle,  awl, punching cradle, gelli plate, brayer, stencils, white-out pen

7 Thoughts on “Gelli Print Notebook & Video

  1. kiwiquilter on April 6, 2015 at 4:13 pm said:

    I’m so happy you have taken the time to make this video. It was great, and I hope it taking so long won’t stop you doing more. I love to learn by watching, and you were so clear with your instructions, you make it seem very easy. I can’t wait to be able to make some of these notebooks, but it will be a while. I have a broken arm, now out of its cast, but sadly, in need of a lot of physio and time before I get back full use of it. The thought of being able to make these and your other gelli print notebooks is a great spur to push for recovery fast.
    And your gelli prints are gorgeous.
    Thanks for all your effort
    New Zealand

  2. Barbara L on August 12, 2015 at 3:55 pm said:

    As a bookmaker I look forward to your tutorials. They are easy to follow and visually well done. Thanks.

  3. What a lovely book, and a great way to utilize Gelli prints. I am aware how steep the learning curve is to produce videos, and applaud your successful effort!

  4. Hello–I have a question about the measuring part of your hole punching template. Is it a repeating pattern, using those three increments, or are the measurements you show and talk about just at the top of the spine, and then the spacing should be just 1/2″ between holes?

    I hope that makes sense

    • Hi, yes that makes sense and it’s a great question! The 1/8″ and1/4″ holes are at the top only and then the rest of the holes are 1/2″ apart for the rest of the spine. Hope that helps!

  5. Cathy on July 10, 2016 at 8:07 pm said:

    Hi Ali! I am actually going to finally try to make some books. It’s been on my want to do list for years. Always inspired by you. This was a well done video.

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