Transform handmade books into extraordinary works of art with this innovative approach to bookbinding. Explore a wide array of creative techniques that will elevate your creations to new heights. With easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations, this guide presents 25+ patterns for 7 different types of books. Discover the magic of pop-up panels and pages that "explode" from the spine, as well as slipcases, tassels, and other distinctive features.
Begin your journey with a simple accordion-fold book, gradually expanding your repertoire as each project builds upon previously mastered techniques. Learn the pamphlet stitch, versatile stitches of medieval Europe like tacket binding, and the Coptic stitch, employed by ancient Egyptians. A full-color photo gallery showcases the incredible work of 60+ artists, whose contributions are sure to fuel your own artistic expression.
Shereen Laplantz also provides a glossary of terms and valuable information on materials and tools. Whether you're a seasoned bookbinder or a curious beginner, this comprehensive guide offers a wealth of knowledge to enrich your craft.
Paperback; 128 pages; 8.25” x 11”