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French-style Leather

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  1. April 30, 2009 6:57 pm

    Lili, –
    your work is beautiful AND beautifully documented.
    -So glad to have found your site online.

  2. June 11, 2009 3:33 pm

    How do we get you to come bind some of our Legacy Books!? Your stuff is beautiful! I am so impressed with your talent. I am so glad I found your blog. Let me know how we can snag you as our main go to bookbinder.

    Barbara (Hall) Catron

  3. July 11, 2009 7:41 pm

    Hi Lilly
    I am so glad I found you. Good to see your nice work.
    Keep doing beautiful bindings.
    Hope to see you at the Standards in San Francisco.

  4. yaser permalink
    January 26, 2011 7:55 pm

    you are not a special bookbinder , you’re a talent artist

  5. Andrew B. Middleton permalink
    June 2, 2011 6:29 pm

    Beautiful work! Haven’t done any leather binding yet, as I only started bookbinding in 2005. My curiosity is aroused by the blue covered book. What have you used as endpapers on that book, and why do they extend well past the trimmed text block? This is something I haven’t seen before. Your head and tail bands are also very beautiful, and some of the patterns you have used look quite like military ribbons.

    • Lili permalink*
      September 20, 2011 1:58 pm

      Hi andrew, I believe what you are looking at is the book with what’s called an edge-to-edge doublure. It’s actually leather which is pared extremely thin, and overlaps the leather turn-ins. I hope this answers your question!

  6. October 21, 2012 8:44 am

    your work is really amazing I liked it a lot, Just awesome!
    Regards: rack builder

  7. Christian Do permalink
    June 4, 2013 8:26 pm

    Hi Lili,
    You’ve already have a fan in Vietnam ,your books are beautiful and amazing, i love your edges marbling and your ” French double ” headbands too ! i’ve been starting do bookbinding for 3 months (haha )and i’m learning how to make that kind of headband .
    Why don’t you make a tutorials about sewing headbands .
    Keep working , hope that you can make more fantastic masterpieces .

  8. February 15, 2015 8:05 am

    Lili, what lovely books! I love how you pay such attention to the small details, which makes your work special and unique. Beautiful work!

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