custom bookbinding - handcrafted - blank book - journal - wedding - bound email - guest book - scrapbook - photo album - diary - anniversary - clamshell box - book of shadows - fan fiction - rebinding

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


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gallery - special occasion



Most of the books I make are blank, but this was a rebinding of a fraternity rule and ceremony book. I created a new cover to fit the existing, bound pages.  The high-relief intertwined intitals were hand-carved from binder's board and added to the cover before the leather was worked down over them.   My customer's initals are blind stamped in the lower right of the front cover.


leather fraternity ceremony book


leather fraternity ceremony book


- page size 6" wide by 9" tall

 - dark brown satin ribbon page marker

- cover is dark brown goatskin leather over carved binder's board

- lettering in lower right of front cover added using moveable metal type, hot foil stamping, and blind stamping technique

- blind stamped lines on spine

- approximately $265




dark brown leather fraternity ceremony book with raised monogram


dark brown leather fraternity ceremony book with raised monogram spine










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