Originally uploaded by Anita Davies
After talking to others that are taking part in the Art House Sketchbook Project I discovered that the paper in the sketchbook they provide (Moleskine Cahier) is very thin. This does not appeal to me at all. So I decided to re-load the book. Impatient as I am, I have started and finished this proceedure BEFORE the book has even arrived, so fingers crossed it all works out.
I put my new pages together by taking sections from an 8" Hahnemuhle sketchbook, stitching them together and binding the back with picture tape to secure.
The Moleskine cahier is 8.5x5.5" so rather than cut the pages down I have folded them back in on themselves, which I think makes the book rather interesting and gives me a little more room to work with. The original cahier sketchbook has approx 60 pages, I have not added this many to my re-load as I believe it will be too thick for the cover to wrap around, the clever fold on each page will make it appear nice and thick without straining the spine of the original.
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