SCRAPBOOK 32 X 26 - KAFFE FASSETT & PASTE PAPER COLLAGE (BLUE)
Scrap book album (one-off), bound with spacers at the spine and intended for items to be glued on both sides of the pages. 100 leaves (200 sides).
Pages are 160 gsm cartridge, so are also suitable for drawing or other artwork.
This book is suitable for all sorts of paper ephemera, such as news cuttings, tickets, leaflets, letters & envelopes etc. The large sized pages mean you can comfortably glue in A4 sized sheets without trimming
The book is hand sewn and bound using traditional skills, and is constructed so as to be very robust. The pages are sewn with linen tape sewing supports and the spine is lined with linen cloth, and bound using an Oxford hollow, all of which give it extra strength (though they are out of sight!) which is needed for a large book of this size.
Large sewn albums have completely disappeared from conventional retail outlets since the awkwardness of their construction makes them costly to produce. They are a wonderful expression of the bookbinder's craft and are designed to be a sturdy tome that will give pleasure over many years of use.
The covers use a fabric by Kaffe Fassett, collaged with an inset wave of my own hand-painted paste paper (with blue spine).