Readers’ Books

I can’t tell you enough how I love to receive photos of readers’ books in my inbox. I’m so honored that you share your work and I’m proud to show it off on my blog. ¬†Here’s a recent crop:

You have to check out the work of Nancy Akerly, a book and paper artist who teaches extensively in the Mid-west. This great long-stitch book with paste paper covers and end papers is a recent class project. Visit her website Liberty Grove Paper Arts to see more of her inspiring work.

Nancys Longstitch book

Nancys Longstitch book inside

Mandy A used an embellished gelli print to make this 6″ x 8″ chain stitch book (video tutorial here). And I love how she used the pages of school composition book for the signatures.

Mandy Chain Stitch Book Mandy Chain Stitch Book3

Painter Bettye Harwell created this lovely copper mini book necklace that measures just¬†2″ x 3.5″. Inside is heavy watercolor paper, which she folded into accordion pages and decorated with watercolor paint. Isn’t it beautiful? You can see more of Bettye’s work on her blog Le Artiste Books.

Bettye's Copper Book1 Bettye's Copper Book2

Please continue to share the amazing books you make. You can email me alimanning{at}

One Thought on “Readers’ Books

  1. Ali,
    I cannot thank you enough for including my mini copper book in your newsletter. I will share it. And continue to enjoy your work.

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