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I create unique open spine construction hand made journals. I use fine quality hand made papers or fabric for the covers. I use linen hinge tape inside the spine, acid free binder's board (cut to size & sanded) for the covers & spine pieces. I use good quality writing paper for the book block. I hand sew each book with linen book thread, ribbon or sinew. I also incorporate found objects, geometric designs in paper, or vintage postcards as a part of the book cover design by gluing or sewing them in place. The hand made books that I lovingly create are a wonderful expression of how color, design, paper, fabric and reclaimed items can be assembled into a tangible touchable unfinished work of art...until it is discovered by someone who will fill the pages between the covers and finish what I have started, a beautiful useful work of art.