Handmade Books with French Doors
I recently created a couple of books with a French Doors structure. This is a book with two spines and two covers that open in opposite directions (like two doors) and a single back cover. For both I used a coptic binding on the spines, but you could use a simple pamphlet stitch, an accordion structure or a sewn-on-tapes structure too.
The first book is a travel journal that is covered with a Maine maritime map. The closure was make with 2 circles of card stock attached eyelets and tied with waxed thread.
The second book using this French Doors structure has a handmade paper cover and wooden button closure.
These two books are number 40 in my 50 Book Project . For updates on this project, please sign up for my newsletter.
July 20, 2017 @ 4:20 am
They are so beautiful – I enjoy esp the 2nd one!
many ♡ ly greetings sent by
Sabine from WO(rms) in Germany
July 31, 2017 @ 9:27 am
I agree with Sabine! These books are so pretty, and I too, especially love the second one. I’m looking forward to seeing the on-line classes you are offering:)
July 31, 2017 @ 7:47 pm
Beautiful books. Do you ever put a protective coat (such as matte medium) on your decorative handmade papers covers to protect them?
August 2, 2017 @ 10:06 pm
Hi Linda, this handmade paper is surprisingly sturdy and I don’t put a protective coating on them, although you could use gel or matt medium if you felt the book would get a lot of rough treatment. Great question!!!
July 1, 2018 @ 8:10 pm
How did you attach the card stock “buttons” to the covers?