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the artwork of Michele Heather Pollock
Hand Bound Books
I studied hand bookbinding at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis. There I learned a variety of bookbinding styles as well as boxmaking.

I create journals in two styles:

Coptic bound blank journals, in which I cover bookboard with French flocked bookcloth and feature my original stitched paper artwork on the covers. These books are completely hand bound using waxed linen thread and two, four or six or more needles simultaneously. They're perfect for writing or drawing, because they lay flat when opened to any page.

Fiber bound journals, in which I sew wool fabric around bookboards and feature my original stitched paper artwork on the covers. The pages of the books are hand sewn together using linen thread, and then the resulting text block is attached to the covers using complementary decorative fibers.
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