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Tedra Ashley-Wannemuehler, bookbinder



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More information on the books pictured above can be found in the following galleries (clockwise from left):

Impala and motel sign (daytime) - gallery - intricate

Album with crab - gallery - intricate

Impala with motel (nighttime) - gallery - pop culture

Chevy Cheyenne - gallery - baby

3/4 binding sunflower with copper accent  - gallery - engagement

 

your idea + my craftsmanship = a one-of-a-kind heirloom

 

finished books for sale

 

I have moved away from making and selling already-finished books to doing largely custom orders. All finished books that I have for sale currently are pictured here.

Please note:

- some materials used on books pictured for sale here are no longer manufactured so I cannot replicate some of these covers

- if any of these "already-finished" books are custom-ordered, they can be as much as twice the price listed here

 

please contact me by email:

tedra@fineblankbooks.com

to order any of the books you see here

 

prices do not include shipping

shipping is calculated based on your location and the size and weight of the book being shipped

 

Illinois residents add 9% sales tax

 

Every book I make has a single printed page at the back; a "colophon" page where I describe the materials and technique that go into the book.

 
 

 

bfs sky ranch large 1

 

sky ranch motel sign journal

 

- page size 6" wide by 8 and 3/4" tall

 

- unlined white Mohawk Superfine text paper pages

 

- 100 pages (200 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread to lay open flat


- cover is black soft-finish cow hide book leather over binder's board


- cover features a raised retro motel sign made up of many separate pieces of hand-cut and sculpted board, individually-covered with various colors of goatskin book leather that has been hand-pared paper thin, with all parts permanently-attached in a recessed area of the cover


- sign lettering is recessed - white color is a layer of white leather underneath turquoise leather

 

- fine, raised "neon" lines on electric blue arrow part of sign are accented with rubbed silver pigment

 

- moon covered in yellow goatskin leather accented with rubbed gold pigment for a rich metallic finish (difficult to see in photos)

 

- suggestion of stars/Milky Way on front cover, spine, and back cover stamped in pewter stamping foil

 

- stars on sign added using a custom metal die, hot foil stamping, and silver stamping foil

 

- "no vacancy" lettering added using moveable metal type, hot foil stamping, and pewter and red stamping foils

 

- wild hand-marbled endpapers in colors that match those used on the cover with some metallic pigment swirls


- all archival adhesives


 

$425


 

bfs sky ranch large 2

 

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bfs sky ranch whole cover

 

bfs sky ranch endpapers

 

bfs sky ranch detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leather topographic journal front


 

topographic map travel journal

 

- page size 7" wide by 8 and 1/2" tall

 

- lined (college-ruled) acid-free off-white paper pages

 

- 120 pages (240 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is very dark green pigskin leather over binder's board


- cover features a raised topographic map design hand-cut from many layers of thin tag board


- silver foil lettering on spine

 

- silver and pewter foil compass designs on back cover

 

- endpapers are a "lucky" clover handmade paper

 

- this book is very heavily-built - the covers are thick and the hing areas of the book are reinforced with double layers of cloth

 

- this type of discontinued leather used on the cover is resistant to marks and scratches can be repaired with the use of colored shoe wax/polish

 

- all archival adhesives


 

$215

 


leather topographic journal whole cover

 

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leather topographic journal back

 

leather topographic journal spine


leather topographic journal endpapers

 

leather topographic journal pages

 

 

 

 

bfs coffee diner large 

 

1950's diner-style journal with raised coffee design

 

- page size 6 and 1/8" wide by 9" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 90 pages (180 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is burgundy pigskin leather over carved binder's board


- lettering on cover ("Open 24 hours" on front and "coffee" on spine) in pewter foil


- marbled endpapers in black and white

 

- all archival adhesives


 

$195


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bfs coffee front small

 

bfs coffee endpapers small

 

bfs coffee detail small

 

bfs coffee spine small

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bfs flex copper ring purple large

 


small / thin flexible-cover goatskin notebook

with hand-forged copper D-ring style closure

 

- (please note small page size): page size 4" wide by 4" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 48 pages (96 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is raw-edged flexible purple goatskin leather


- closure on cover made from a strap of permanently-attached (riveted on) turquoise goatskin book leather with a hand-forged (handmade by me) copper D-ring style closure

 

- copper rings are soldered closed, crafted with visible hammer marks, oxidized with black maxx to bring out the texture, and treated with Renaissance wax to help preserve the finish on the metal and reduce oxidation


- marbled endpapers in a blue-on-blue pattern

 

- all archival adhesives


 

$30


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bfs purple copper ring endpapers small

 

bfs copper ring purple back small

 

bfs flex copper ring purple open small

 

bfs copper ring purple detail small

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bfs flex copper ring turquoise front large

 

small / thin flexible-cover goatskin notebook

with hand-forged copper D-ring style closure

 

- (please note small page size): page size 4" wide by 4" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 48 pages (96 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is raw-edged flexible turquoise goatskin leather


- closure on cover made from a strap of permanently-attached (riveted on) red goatskin book leather with a hand-forged (handmade by me) copper D-ring style closure

 

- copper rings are soldered closed, crafted with visible hammer marks, oxidized with black maxx to bring out the texture, and treated with Renaissance wax to help preserve the finish on the metal and reduce oxidation


- red marbled paper endpapers

 

- all archival adhesives


 

$30


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bfs copper ring turquoise endpapers small

 

bfs copper ring turquoise back small

 

bfs copper ring turquoise open small

 

bfs copper ring turquoise detail small

 

 

bfs flex copper ring blue large

 

small / thin flexible-cover goatskin notebook

with hand-forged copper D-ring style closure

 

- (please note small page size): page size 4" wide by 4" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 48 pages (96 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is raw-edged flexible bright blue goatskin leather


- closure on cover made from a strap of permanently-attached (riveted on) green goatskin book leather with a hand-forged (handmade by me) copper D-ring style closure

 

- copper rings are soldered closed, crafted with visible hammer marks, oxidized with black maxx to bring out the texture, and treated with Renaissance wax to help preserve the finish on the metal and reduce oxidation


- marbled endpapers in a green-on-green pattern

 

- all archival adhesives


 

$30


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bfs flex copper ring blue endpapers small

 

bfs flex copper ring blue back small

 

bfs flex copper blue open small

 

bfs flex copper blue detail small

 

 

 

 

 

 red goatskin leather journal with fold formed copper

 

curved copper journal (red)

 

- page size 4" wide by 9 and 1/4" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 100 pages (200 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is red goatskin leather over binder's board; a mis-tint from the leather manufacturer which makes it one of a kind
 

- cover features hand-forged fold-formed copper decoration (hand-forged by the bookbinder)
 

- copper decoration is permanently attached to the cover in a slightly recessed area

 

- copper has been treated with archival Renaissance wax to protect the aged finish

 

- hand marbled red British marbled paper endpapers

 

- all archival adhesives
 

$130

 

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 custom red leather journal with hand forged fold formed copper flat

 

custom red leather journal with hand forged fold formed copper marbled endpapers

 

 

 dark brown goatskin leather journal with fold formed copper

 

curved copper journal (brown)

 

- page size 4" wide by 9 and 1/4" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 100 pages (200 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is brown goatskin leather over binder's board


- cover features hand-forged fold-formed copper decoration (hand-forged by the bookbinder)
 

- copper decoration is permanently attached to the cover in a slightly recessed area

 

- copper has been treated with archival Renaissance wax to protect the aged finish

 

- hand marbled brown and gold marbled paper endpapers

 

- all archival adhesives


$130

 

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 custom dark brown leather journal with hand forged fold formed copper flat

 

custom dark brown leather journal with hand forged fold formed copper marbled endpaper

 

bfs ice cream journal burgundy large

 

ice cream journal; cherry vanilla

 

- page size 5 and 1/2" wide by 7 and 1/2" tall

 

- unlined white archival paper pages

 

- 100 pages (200 page sides to write on)


- pages are hand-sewn in signatures with 100% cotton thread


- cover is burgundy goatskin leather over binder's board


- cover is inset with an antique ice cream container printing plate (reading "cherry vanilla" backwards) and an antique pressed tin tasting spoon


- "cherry vanilla" is blind stamped on the spine

 

- all archival adhesives


 

$190

 

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bfs small ice cream front detail

 

bfs ice cream plate detail

 

bfs small ice cream spoon detail

 

ice cream burgundy spine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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