The high quality of traditional bookbinding is renowned, and while apprenticeships are difficult to come by today, this step-by-step guide by expert hand-binders is the next best thing. Teaching you valuable beginning- and intermediate-level skills, using their trademark hands-on approach, the Hollanders explain the basics of the craft, then guide you through five projects. Detailed instructions and photos help you to success. You’ll master the pamphlet book style, the flat-back book, the round-back book, and the construction of slipcases and clam shell boxes for decorative book protection. Along with formulas to help you navigate making your own custom-size books, an extensive glossary of bookbinding terms and a list of resources offer ongoing support. A gallery of the authors’ handmade books and boxes provides inspiration.
I have wanted to do bookbinding for at least two years now and watch so many You Tube videos on how to get started. Slowly but surely I have started getting some of the supplies necessary and collecting books so I can use the covers. I am also organizing my signatures so I know how large of book I need for each project. I still need a few more items but this book makes me feel like I shouldn't be afraid anymore. Just go for it.
The book is full of step-by-step instructions from covering your books, to stitching your signatures and the best way to size your pieces. I love that every section has a colorful photo. I learn by watching so this really is helpful to me and probably why I feel like I got this! I cannot wait to post my first book. I am full of ideas and motivated to get started.
I hope to do at least one Junk Journal, and a Book of Cards for my husband and children featuring cards they received for their birthday's.
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