Bookbinding introduces some of the numerous binding styles that can be achieved with little or no experience, from simple structures that can be made with folded paper to the classic case binding. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and diagrams, clear instructions describe the bindings, which can be adapted to bind books that are uniquely yours.
This book covers:
- Guide to adapting or making tools, plus specialist equipment
- Techniques for handling paper and glue explained in detail, with a range of different methods of sewing and a variety of cases to be used as covers
- Ideas for how the different binding styles can be lettered
- Emphasis on best practice so the skills can be developed and used as a foundation for fine binding
About the author
Linda Orriss has been binding books for nearly twenty years and runs courses regularly. She has a small business in Surrey with her husband Steve, Orriss Bookbinders, which specializes in book restoration, but she also enjoys craft bookbinding with its many varied structures.
What this book includes:
- Hand Tools for: Measuring, cutting, folding, gluing, sewing, backing.
- Larger equipment like: The laying press, the nipping press, the board cutter.
- PAPER AND BOARD:
- Paper grain, categories of paper and board, cutting paper, folding paper and board, making up sections, simple concertina fold, concertina bindings with a spine hinge, Cocktail stick hinge binding, card strip hinge, cutting the window and making the binding, rolled paper hinge binding, the classic non-adhesive concertina binding.
- Bookbinding Adhesives, application, sticking paper together, sticking paper to other materials, a soft backed adhesive binding, difficult covering materials, knitted covers
- sewing thread, supported sewing, marking up, sewing on tapes, rounding and backing, unsupported sewing, binding with exposed sewing, single sheet sections or pamphlets, notebook sewn on cords
- CASE BINDING:
- Lining the spine, making a case hollow, case, case for a rounded and backed book-block, padded cover boards, case for a flat-back book, casing-in, binding with a disappearing spine.
- Knitting and embroidery, paper labels, cut out letters, indented and raised lettering.
- INDEX :
This is an impressive little book that seems to have most of the aspects of craft bookbinding comprehensively covered. Recommended for any calligraphers that are looking for some extensions to their calligraphy
1st edition, 2014, paperback, 94 pages, packed with over 90 full colour photographs and illustrations, 17.3 x 24.3 cm