Bound: Over 20 Artful Handmade Books - Erica Ekrem
How Beautiful And Functional Can A Book Be?
That is the question that moved professional bookbinder and graphic designer Erica Ekrem to write Bound, a collection of over 20 Vintage, Nature and Leather projects with an elegant and slightly unusual aesthetic. She focuses on simple modifications on basic stitches and new stitching techniques developed to help you creatively use upcycled and found cover materials. Ekrem also incorporates traditional sewing techniques such as embroidery and integrates woodburning, beachcombing and botanical pressing into her process. A section on the basics you'll need to know is provided as a reference. The extraordinary projects include pages stored inside a mason jar, nested within a leaf and bound between cigar box cover boards, as well as a unique ocean-inspired journal bound between shells.