Monday, February 22, 2010

March Weekend Workshop

BOOKBINDING II : THE CASE BOUND BOOK. Pre-requisite : Bookbinding I
You will leave with the knowledge of case binding - stitching, preparing a hard cover and spine and details of pressing - and your very own Case Bound Book!
Timings : 11 am - 1 pm (both days) | Dates: 6 - 7th March | Cost : Rs. 1350 (Handmade papers) | Rs. 1250 (Mill made papers)
Venue: CMYK Bookstore, 15-16 Mehar Chand Market, Lodhi Road | Contact: 9999005343

New coptic on the block

I saved this page from our calender last month, and thought this would make a very funky and kitsch coptic. A large size at 7.5" by 5.25" it has been bound with bright yellow thread that include 2 carefully off-center green glass beads on the spine.
The signatures have been lined alternately with bright red and bright blue papers.

One cover

The spine.

The book open

The other cover

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February Workshop!

You will leave with the knowledge of paper grain, precision cutting, stitching, pressing and pasting; 2 simple book forms, and a tool-kit.
Open to all levels.
Cost : Rs. 1250 (for handmade papers) | Rs. 1150 (Mill made papers)

Timings : 1 pm to 5 pm | Date: 20-21 Feb
(same workshop will be repeated on both days)

Venue: C-18 Chirag Enclave, New Delhi, 110048 | Contact:

Friday, February 12, 2010


The Case-bound book

Hey Everyone,
the next workshop is due to be scheduled for the first weekend of March.
Its going to be Traditional book-binding - The Hardbound/Case-bound book.
The pre-requisite for this workshop is Book-binding-I.
If any of you are interested, please contact me!
Book-binding-I will be repeating hopefully towards the end of the month, if there are enough interested parties!

In production!

Here are some of the books I've been working on these weeks for People Tree.

2 signature bindings

A peek within

The bamboo impression books still need their closures!


This is a cook-book I made for a friend who wanted alot of Indian food recipes. I found this paper at Khadi Gram Udyog in CP, and I suppose this was the perfect use for it!

Another custom-made book

This coptic bound journal has been made for Anusha Lall. The cover has been made using a paper from the bark of a shrub called Daphne. It has been made in the ancient papermaking tradition of the Himalayan Region and has been individually dyed in vibrant colours in the ethnic shibori style, which lends each paper its uniqueness.
The endpapers have been torn out of sheet of thicker 'Rice Paper'.
Its a large size at 5" by 7.25" approx.

The coptic stitch

The endsheet

The head of the book

The book, standing

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Great Day for a Workshop

The weather was perfect, the roof was lovely and the participants, enthusiastic!

Folding the Accordions for Book #1


Cutting paper of the covers after learning about grain


Piercing the signatures for Book # 2

Ta da !

Thank you all for coming :)