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Bookbinding 101: An Introduction (by Karleigh Jae and Daniel Heywood)
Starting tomorrow we’ll be kicking off a series of posts designed to provide a solid foundation of bookbinding knowledge, which, for the new bookbinder, will teach you all you need to know to get
And for the intermediate binder, it should refresh some skills, teach you some new tricks, and maybe add a new structure or two to the ones you already know how to create.
We’ll discuss the materials, the tools you can’t live without, and you’ll learn to make many different book structures and how to combine them. By the end, you should be able to pick up any book on bookbinding and be able to follow along, which sometimes isn’t easy to do without already having some experience and a working knowledge of bookbinding vocabulary.
(Also useful for any beginner is this guide to Book Arts Terminology)
Roundup of DIY Book Crafts. Feeling guilty about destroying a book? Read what happens to them if you don’t rescue and reuse them here (by my mom who runs one of the largest used book sales for the League of Women Voters).
- DIY Roundup of Book Clutch Tutorials (Thanks, I Made It) here.
- DIY Recycled Book into a Sketch Book (Cosmo Cricket) here.
- DIY Recycled Altered Book with a Message Tutorial. “Your Life is a Story Make it Good” (Cosmo Cricket) here.
- DIY Altered Book Monogram (Ashbee Designs) here.
- Two Tutorials: DIY Children’s Book Clock (Instructables, Country Living) here. via rainbowsandunicornscrafts
- DIY Book Page Origami Butterfly (Todolwen) here.
- DIY Netbook Book Using a Dollar Store XL Zipper (mikeasaurus at Instructables) here.
- DIY: The Literary Lamp (project by Tess Wolfe-Stelzer who won the grand prize for the ReadyMade 100 contest) here.
- Vintage Books, How to Alter and Price Them - An Insider’s Tips (The Polka Dot Closet) here. *You may not like this style - but lots of advice.
DIY Accordion Style Treasure Book Tutorial. Use glassine bags, paper bags, or envelopes etc… Easy tutorial from Bloesem Kids here.