Re-bound – Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials
Re-Bound is a beautiful book on bookbinding with a fun green twist-all the projects use recycled and “upcycled” materials. This book shows you how to take everyday materials from around the house, flea markets, thrift stores, and hardware stores and turn them into clever and eye-catching hand-made books. Instead of asking, “What can I make a book out of,” you will be thinking, “What can’t I make a book out of?” In re-bound, vintage album covers become a portfolio, last year’s trendy sweater becomes a felted take-along journal, paint samples become a photo album, and even potato crisp bags get a second life as a handy pocket notebook – it’s ecological! A variety of attractive, uncomplicated bindings, how-to instructions, and step-by-step illustrations bring each spectacular project to life.
Jeannine Stein has been making books for more than fifteen years, exploring bindings, mediums, and techniques. In addition to teaching book-binding, she is an award-winning journalist, and she has written extensively about paper crafts-artists' books, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, and letterpress.
- 16 fully illustrated projects with unique variation and tips
- A beautiful gallery of other re-bound creations by leading artists offering further inspiration
- Ideas on where and how to gather your unique supplies
1st edition 2009, Pb, 144pp, full colour throughout, 22.5 x 23.2 cm