Hand-made Books: An Introduction to Bookbinding

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Search Press, 1994 - Crafts & Hobbies - 80 pages
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This title is aimed at the amateur with a limited budget. It explains the basic techniques of bookbinding through a series of ten projects. All can be completed at the kitchen table using equipment that can be found at home or that is inexpensive and readily available. the three traditional styles. Having got to grips with the basic techniques, the reader is then introduced to larger, multi-section bindings for journals, cased-in magazines and scrap books. unfolded sheets of paper such as typed reports. For those with a bookshelf full of old paperbacks, the explanation of how to repair them should prove very easy to follow. To complete the projects, the method of Japanese binding is described, which uses a limp cover sewn in a decorative fashion. In the final project, the book tells how to make an exquisite portfolio. result. A multitude of fabrics and papers can be used as covering materials, Rob Shepherd includes some of his own cover designs.

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User Review  - RuTemple - LibraryThing

Rob Shepherd covers a good deal of basic bookbinding techniques with plenty of photos to help the bookbinder or repairer along. A good section on tools. There are more detailed books for the absolute ... Read full review


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Rob Shepherd is the lead pastor of Next Level Church in Newport News, Virginia. He has a Masters of Divinity and a B.S. in Youth Ministry. He writes six times a week on his blog robshep.com which averages over 8,500 unique views a month. The fact that anyone besides his mom reads his blog humbles him. In his mind he's a 6'4" basketball playing, rapping, pastoral version of Will Smith. In all actuality he's an average-height white dude. He loves Jesus, his family, and connecting with people. Rob and his wife, Monica, have twins who they think are wicked awesome.

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