Writing practice has been a powerful aid in self creation for me, so I ventured into the art of bookmaking to make vessels for the words of others. The word journal comes from a root meaning “daily” and was at one point used to refer to a book of church services. It is a sibling of the word journey and a cousin of diary.
First I make the cases, pairing Italian and Japanese book cloths on the spine with decorative papers from Italy, Japan, Nepal, and India, many of which are silk-screened by hand and made of local fibers. I then sew each text block by hand using short-grain paper and assemble the finished case-bound book with archival-quality glue.
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