Monday, 24 September 2007

This is where I start...

This is the very first thing from me to you.

This blog is supposed to be all about things made by me, but then I thought someone would also like to know something about me too. So, I'm a 23-year-old girl living in Turku, Finland. I've got a masters degree
(and apprentices, too) in bookbinding.
I don't have a business of my own, at least not yet + I currently don't have a job = lots and lots of bookbinding and other creative things.


I can't remember when was the last time I made 18 books in a week. I'm so glad that I'm starting to get to the point again. I mean, I have made a whole lot of books this year, but last week was just great.

Here's the first set of my coptic bound books. This type of binding was first used by early Christians in the 1st or the 2nd century. Most of my books are coptic bound but quite freely modernized. The sewing and board attachment are true to the original ones. One of the most important things in coptic bindings is that they open flat and stay flat if I want them to. It's so much nicer to write in a book that stays open but is still sturdy when closed.

These books are about 6,8x8,3x2,5cm (2.7"x 3.3"x1") and they all have 128 pages.






All comments and e-mails are most welcome. I hope to see you soon again.