Every Friday afternoon between 1 and 3pm we get ‘Book horny’ a.k.a a book making session takes place.
Our course tutor, Mr Skinner, is quite the book enthusiast and has tried out all different techniques of binding to make small, handmade, sketchbooks
With help and guidance from Mr S. I completed my first handmade book 2 weeks ago, here she is:
I should have sewn her a lot tighter, but lessons have been learnt and of course, I will remember this for next time!
I decided to be a bit more experimental with my next book; use my own cover paper and deccle the edges of the pages.
Deccling the edges gives it a lovely rough texture And this book, which I am going to name ______ (Yes, maybe I am a bit crazy naming books but its easy to keep track of what I mean then!), is a lot tighter if you can’t tell from the photo!
Today I made her cover from this lovely flower print wallpaper that I got some samples of from B&Q
_______ isn’t quite finished because I am yet to glue her end papers and cover together but you can get the general feel!
There she is all folded up! My next challenege is to make a Japapnese stab bound book, which I am co-ordinating with _____, look!
I am going to name her _______; she is long and thin and will be beautiful!
Here is a close up of her deccle edges, yum ;)
I have made the pages larger than the covers so that the rough edges poke out:
I haven’t decided which to use as the front and back cover yet but I just LOVE this print!
Japanese Stab bound bookmaking will continue next friday!