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This must-have book for newcomers to the popular art of bookmaking teaches all the basics and features easy and interesting projects that allow self-expression and experimentation. More experienced bookmakers and paper enthusiasts will also note that it offers a wealth of practical tips and techniques in one handy resource.

All the basic bookmaking techniques include lots of specialized tips. Simple book structures, miniature books, and a wide variety of projects that highlight...

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Overview


This must-have book for newcomers to the popular art of bookmaking teaches all the basics and features easy and interesting projects that allow self-expression and experimentation. More experienced bookmakers and paper enthusiasts will also note that it offers a wealth of practical tips and techniques in one handy resource.

All the basic bookmaking techniques include lots of specialized tips. Simple book structures, miniature books, and a wide variety of projects that highlight themes such as travel, music, even wearable books -- a book necklace and earrings -- provide creative variations on traditional ideas.

The authors share innovative, unique, and previously unpublished binding structures that incorporate scrolls, flaps, folders, and more. In addition, some book projects are made from unusual materials or found objects, such as a book out of a ukulele, a real accordion book, a book diorama in a cigar box, and other experimental creations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781592530748
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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Peter and Donna Thomas, as stylistic innovators of the field, have won several awards for their one-of-kind books. Under the previous imprint of The Good Book Press, and the current imprint, Peter and Donna Thomas: Santa Cruz, their books have been shown in individual and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. They live in Santa Cruz, California.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Section I Basic Bookmaking Techniques 10
Bookbinding Terminology 10
Tools 11
Materials 14
Basic Skills 16
How to Determine Grain Direction 16
How to Square Material Before Measuring 17
How to Mark Accurate Measurements 17
How to Make a Scored Line to Fold Paper 18
How to Cut Paper and Cardboard 18
How to Obtain a Feathered Edge 19
How to Choose and Modify Adhesives 20
How to Apply Glue 21
How to Press and Rub with Waxed Paper 23
How to Work with Cloth 23
How to Make the Bookblock 24
How to Make a Textblock with Accordion Folds 24
How to Fold an Accordion 24
How to Make Accordions from Single Sheets, Folios, and Other Accordions 26
How to Make a Textblock with Sewn Pages 27
Tips for Sewing 27
How to Tie a Weaver's Knot 28
How to Make a Four-Hole Stab-Sewn Textblock 29
How to Sew a Single-Section Textblock 32
How to Sew Multiple Sections for a Miniature Textblock 34
How to Sew Multiple Sections for a Large Textblock 36
How to Prepare the Textblock for Binding 39
How to Cover the Bookblock 42
How to Make a Corner 42
How to Make a Library Corner 42
How to Make a Mitered Corner 43
How to Make Panel Covers and Attach an Accordion 45
How to Make a Case and Case-in a Bookblock 48
Section II The Projects 54
Project 1 The Miniature Case-Bound Book 56
Project 2 The Accordion Book with Pockets 62
Project 3 The Case-Bound Fold-Out Accordion Book 68
Project 4 The Nested Accordion Pop-Up-Fold Book 74
Project 5 The Accordion Pleat Spine Stab-Sewn Book 82
Project 6 The Case-Bound Pocket Portfolio 90
Project 7 The Dowel Spine Portfolio 96
Project 8 The Scrolling Book 104
Project 9 The Flap Book 112
Project 10 The Dowel Hinge Spine Accordion Book 120
Project 11 Found Object Books 128
Project 12 The Hollow Book 134
Glossary 140
Resources 142
About the Authors 143
Acknowledgments 143
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Good book but I wish I had bought it in paper.

    This one tells you everything you need to get started. Good basics. Now I want to get Kato's book on imitation brocade techniques so I can make really neat metallic and pearlized covers in polymer clay and also photocopy transfers of Russian laquerware miniatures which are suited to mini books also a polymer clay technique. This is the perfect book to get the paper part of my project organized. Now if I could only find that computer software program Clickbooks that was early windows and did all the page fold reversals automatically...I am currently using American Greetings Create a Card which will do a quarter fold (8-page) version but is still limiting, as I am not that fond of accordion style.

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

    Can't tell... Never RECEIVED MY ORDER!!!!!

    Never RECEIVED MY ORDER!!!!!!

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