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Bookbinding Fun.

As it’s tradition for me, I spent the weekend around Ascension Day, which is a public holiday in Germany, together with friends, having some bookbinding fun.

The origin of this is that, many years ago, I took a one-week course about bookbinding. Back then, it was organised by the German Youth Hostel Association. I was a young student, and I loved books, and of course I had gazillions and gazillions of copies from books that were not readily available. So being able to bind your own books? That sounded very, very tempting. Also, I already had that thing about collecting craft knowledge…

Long story short – I took the week-long course, I loved the craft, and when I heard about an annual meet-up of “veterans” from that course, I was very happy to join them.

Over the years, a good bit of what I am mainly doing at those meet-ups has changed. There are much less copies to bind; in fact I haven’t done that for ages. Sometimes there’s something to repair, sometimes I need a new notebook, sometimes I have an idea about a special thing for a friend or family member. I have sort of gained a reputation for making boxes among our group, which is one of my fave things to make, and every year I make at least one box and at least one folder.

This year, there is a tie for “weirdest and funniest box” between this utterly ridiculously small box:

and this box, completely covered in (fake) fur:

So. Which one is weirder? Let me know!

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2 Responses to Bookbinding Fun.

  1. inge says:

    The fur one. Needs eyes, though. More than two, maybe?

  2. Katrin says:

    I thought about eyes… but they are quite hard to place in all that fluffy fur!

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