Who here does bookbinding?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by The Chickens' Maid, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone else here make their own books? (I mean actually hand-pressing and designing blank or printed books, not writing books) [​IMG]
     
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  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    No I do not but I sure want to learn how.
     
  3. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  5. Heather118

    Heather118 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would LOVE to learn bookbinding!!!!!! Thanks for the link. Do you know of any other books or other resources of a reasonable price to help me get started?
     
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  6. shamblescross

    shamblescross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have made some small books, 4" by 3" or a little bit bigger, nothing really fancy. They're pretty durable tho, unless the bunnies want to 'read' them....
    I want to learn how to repair old books, but I can't get my hands on the supplies.
     
  7. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a link to one of the bigger supply stores: http://www.hollanders.com/supplies/
    If you do a search for "bookbinding supplies", there are usually a lot of resources, and some of these sites will sell books on bookbinding or repairing. They are usually associated with letterpress supplies and caligraphy, so they can sometimes be found along with those sorts of sites.
    I usually just use whatever I can get my hands on (it keeps the costs down). I like using resume paper, but it can be kind of thick. Lately I've been using old typewriter paper that's a lot thinner, but you could also use printer paper. I've heard that dental floss is good for binding the spine, but I've never tried it. Usually, I just use really strong, thick thread (like upholstry thread). Really, though, there are no rigid rules. It's whatever you find that works best.
    Have fun!
     
  8. gilavina

    gilavina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes! I do!! its good to see others have the interest too!! [​IMG]

    I'm in the process of rearranging my workspace set up for my various art forms so its more organized,but after that I'm finally going to be making a wad of my own presses and other nifty gadgets I had to leave behind when I moved a while back. I make journals, photo albums and etc out of all sorts of materials, whatever my brain decides it wants to explore really.
     

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