“Hyper”stitch Bookbinding Video – Travel Journals

I’ve been busy Longstitch Binding the last of my map-paged Travel Journals to be shown at the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2014.

Special Thanks to Sea Lemon’s Longstitch Bookbinding tutorial on YouTube.

Filmed using Hyperlapse. Came out blurrier than expected, sorry about that.

Travel Journal Art Books

Made several Travel Journal Art Books this past week. It’s a journey in itself where art takes an artist. I never thought to create a handmade book but once I started how could I not? Such an easy extension from my love of reading I wonder why I haven’t put together handmade books earlier.

IMG_0017 Recycling Worldwide Maps and tough upholstery fabric create a lightweight journal that is easy to toss into your backpack for your next adventure or for kids off to Summer Camp.


IMG_0025_2    Each page is about 5″ x 7″ with one side blank and the printed map on the reverse.

IMG_0027_2   Pages have been chosen at random in random order to offer a variety of spaces for a variety of travel needs. Each of the pages offer longitude and latitude for searching where in the world some of the pages are.

Three different coordinating button and wax coated thread binding are available in my store on Etsy: