Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Bookbinding no 4

This picture shows the components of the journals before they are assembled.  You can see the cardboard covers held together with card shaped over the book spine, the fabrics ready to be stuck to the covers and the pages all ready with headbands and ribbons.
Et voila, they are finished!  I've had so much fun these last 2 weeks stitching and sticking and the learning curve has been very steep.  I made a few mistakes and have learned from them for the future, but now I can't wait to get started drawing in them!
Here are a couple of Autumn nut pictures from the nature journal.
We planted this walnut tree a few years ago now and had enough nuts to eat last year but this year has been very poor mainly due to the wet summer and maybe the birds got there first!

1 comment:

  1. Basic stitching techniques for book binding include the Kettle Stitch, which is the basic link stitch you can use to connect your pages. You should also become familiar with how to stitch in between and within the cords of the book cover or pages, as well as sewing split leather or double cords together. Tools that you'll need for book binding include a drill (depending on what material you want to use for the front and back covers of your book), tapestry needles, a utility knife, a pencil, and a clean, flat surface to work on.

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