Sunday, December 5, 2010

Book repair: my childhood dictionary

I have been using this dictionary since primary school - no wonder it has been falling apart. Note the contact cover (a lot of my books were covered in this).

My trusty old dictionary has now had a make-over. I have repaired the binding, which was straightforward. All I had to do was adhere the pages back in place, as this book is a perfect binding. I have also re-covered it with red book cloth. 

The final touch was some hand tooling with foil. I used different fonts to spell out 'dictionary' on the spine. 

I am very pleased with the results and glad that I can use this book for many years to come. What do you think?


  1. I think you did an amazing job.

  2. That is so cool!
    I love it that you took the time to repair it rather than replace it like so many other would have. And it looks brilliant now.

  3. Wow, you always inspire me with such a great job, Ames and Tash! How amazing!

  4. Thanks fellow blog friends :) Ames xo



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