Hand-made Books: An Introduction to Bookbinding
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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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