My Favorite Papers For Creating Handmade Books

A couple of years ago I compiled a list of the papers I use most frequently to make handmade books. Not a great deal has changed, but I noticed that some of the links in the original document were broken, so I’ve updated it. Click on the image below to download the information.

10 Favorite Papers _ Vintage Page Designs

I would love to know your favorites. Please add them to the comments below.


6 Thoughts on “My Favorite Papers For Creating Handmade Books

  1. Phyllis Boudreau on May 7, 2019 at 6:45 am said:

    I absolutely LOVE the floral papers. Thank you for asking?

  2. As much as I like the soft papers with beautiful textures and bits of flowers or leaves embedded, I am having a hard time writing on them. I have made a couple of journals since I took the Coptic Stitch Workshop, but I used very normal paper, that you could run thru a printer. That way I can write and draw in the journal easily.
    That said, I am very curious to hear what kind of paper people use if they want to make a journal that can easily be written in.

  3. Thanks for asking….while of course, I love decorative papers (and I may finally be running out of room as to where to store them!), I would like to mention a couple of non-decorative papers that I like using.

    Khadi Papers are made in India/Nepal with a neutral pH size. They are acid free and are either made with 100 percent cotton rag or a cotton and plant combination. They came in varying weights, and I find them PERFECT for soft cover books and for accordions. I can’t say enough good things about them. I buy mine at Talas in NYC. I also like Amate Bark papers…they also come with a lattic cut and in a number of colors…also purchase at Talas.

  4. Angie Adams on May 7, 2019 at 4:27 pm said:

    I love to recycle so I use pages from old books, scrapbooking leftovers, brown paper bags. For the covers I love to use cereal boxes, tissue boxes, food boxes (cookies etc). When I use these covers I try to make a theme that goes with the covers.

  5. Lovely to read everyones comments about their favourite paper. There’s so much choice out there. Like Judy above, I love Khadi paper too – for printing, watercolour and drawing in pen. For writing and drawing I also like Hahnemule, Ambassador and Fabriano Verdi (120g). In Ireland, Evans in Dublin is excellent. For paper lovers, Shepherds of London is an absolute treat.

  6. Elena on May 31, 2019 at 1:05 pm said:

    Hola como estas!! Espero sigas disfrutando del verano.
    Mis hojas preferidas son las que tienen flores de colores suaves, tambiƩn lisos y a rayas de colores suaves

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