BYOB (Build Your Own Book)

We want it to be super easy for you to create your own special piece of book art so below are the basics of creating your book.  In the descriptions you will see the typical book sizes,  but please feel free to let us know in the area provided below if you need a size different from the one provided in the description

How To Build Your Book

  1. Pick a Book Size and Add to Cart
  2. Add to Cart the colors, covers, writing surface, and embellishments you would like 
  3. At Check Out, please put your artistic vision, purpose, and any other instructions in the comments box. 
  4. Receive your unique, handmade book in 2 to 3 weeks and fall in love with it! 

 

STITCH CHOICES:

Coptic 5 ¾” x 8 ¾ “

The Coptic Stitch binding is was developed by early                 

Coptic Christians as early as the 2nd century.

The stitch makes a braid across an exposed spine.

 

Secret Belgian Binding 5 ¾” x 8 ¾” $30.00

The covers and spine are sewn together to create

A “v” shape pattern on the front/back of book.

The signatures are then woven to the threads on the spine. 

This stitch was lost to the public.  Heidi Kyle is credited

with discovering this lost stitch.

 

 

Long Stitch 5 ¾ x 8 ¾

There are many applications for “long stitch”.  Generally

the term refers to an exposed stitch on the spine that runs

the length of the spine in any combination of “runs”.  This

category of stitches include the button hole binding, tackett

binding and many others.  This stitch is the best to embellish

with beads and ribbons and can be combined with other

stitches to make unique spine patterns.

5 ¾ x 8 ¾” $30.00

4 ½” x 11 ¼” $45.00

 

                                            

Button Hole Long Stitch Tackett Binding Long Stitch with Ribbon

 

 

Japanese Stab Binding   8 ¾” x 5 ¾” $25.00

Album Size $50.00

The Japanese Stab binding is another of those bindings that

has many variations.  This is an excellent binding for a

soft cover book.  With a hard cover book the front covers in two pieces allowing for the front cover to open like a hinge.

 

    

 

 

Romanesque Braid 5 ¾” x 8 ¾” $30.00

With the Romanesque the stitches are braided across a ribbon

or other ribbon type structure to hold the signatures in place.

 

BOOK COVER CHOICES:

Paper Cloth Leather

(Leather will be an extra $30.00)

COLOR FAMILY

 

 

WRITING SURFACE: Lined Unlined

White Off White Light Grey

ARTISTIC EMBELLISHMENTS:

This is your opportunity to add beads, buttons and other baubles for an additional $3.00

 

At Check Out, please provide us with your vision for this piece of book art. What is it going to be used for?  When this book “speaks” to you what do you want it to say or how do you want the person who receives it to “feel”.  As artists we will take a little license with what you tell us to create the perfect piece of book art.