|Coptic bound books with washi tape spine|
Monday, October 5, 2015
Posted by Rozi at 4:53 PM
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Lets admire back at the books. Currently am in love with coptic binding with washi-ed spine and secret belgian binding. So I guess until I run out of ideas of washi combination, you'll be seeing a lot of these for a while.
Posted by Rozi at 8:56 PM
A while back, I was asked if I could help fix a family tree book. I asked to have a look at the book first to see how fixable it was. The leaves have fallen out and it was a perfect binding, as expected. This kind of binding will never last, unless you never open the book. And in this case, it being a family tree book, definitely it will be looked through many a times.
Two options, I could redo the perfect binding as it was before, OR I give it a new binding that WILL last the many times the book will be flipped through over and over but it means I will have to physically mar the book.
Client chose the latter and I chose the stab binding method for it.
The client was happy, but I was a bit insulted when she asked how strong was the thread -__-
Sigh... I am aware people do not know. Or just don't know. Bookbinding threads are strong. They can be used to stitch leather. They. Will. Last. Forever if you don't put anything sharp to intently cut it.
For me, the statement hits on my credibility. The trust. The knowledge. The years.
Maybe the client had been burned before by others. Who knows. Cool part about it was I caught myself, all these feelings. And put it down to, do not take it personally. And left it as that. Notch it up to another personal growth experience.
Posted by Rozi at 5:20 PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Posted by Rozi at 12:04 PM
Friday, July 31, 2015
And with me, my partner in crime. And the creator of the mini books. I taught her all the bindings I know and she ran away with it and created minis! So adorable I tell you. Follow her on IG @from_chloes_garden.
She was the mastermind of creating our display. All that woodwork came from her. Mini books needed mini shelves. And big books needed proper display stand. She was awesome.
And we had workshops running as well! First time in public, it was great! They came, made books, and stayed all day and made more books! We had such a great time, even Mabohai management came and hung out with us throughout the day.
It was a great experience, and we hope good things come up because of it :)
Thank you to those that came, looked, bought, and did the workshops. Thank you to Mabohai Shopping Complex management for having us. Thank you to my awesome partner in crime / cousin.
Time to restock and make more books!
Posted by Rozi at 5:17 PM