I have toyed with the idea of making leather books for a while, but moral issues about it being the skin of an animal have put me off for ages. But still the curiosity remained, I kept looking at the wonderful leather books that my friends from the Book Arts Forum http://www.bookartsforum.com/forum/ were making, especially Rhonda http://myhandboundbooks.blogspot.com/ and Kiley http://kupokiley.blogspot.com/ and wanted to try this sort of binding for myself.
Well fate gave me a shove when Jackie who runs the Book Arts forum had a Virtual Yard sale and I was lucky enough to buy some of her leather scraps. Just look what the postman brought last week;
Look at the wonderful colours, I wish you could smell how lovely this leather smells. Ok I am a convert I love leather. Now comes the searching for leather and for some details on what to do with it. So far I am continuing the bindings I learnt from Keith Smith’s books and I’ll see how far that gets me.
Come back soon for pictures of how my first leather book turned out.
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