From heirloom memories to unique journals, albums and altered books, or simple tag books for your kids - this book contains all the skills you will ever need to create handmade books. Explore the art of making books with this comprehensive collection of binding techniques and decorative finishes. Each skill is explained with step-by-step instructions and examples of inspirational projects. There is a range of simple binding methods to get you started, from saddle stitching to gluing and folding techniques. More advanced crafters will acquire the skills to create multi-section case bindings, star and combination bindings, Japanese bindings and slipcase covers in leather or felt, complete with gold tooling and embossing. Some of the world's best book makers have contributed examples of their craft to make this a resource you will want to refer to again and again.
Heather Weston has an MA in Book Arts from Camberwell College of Arts, one of London's leading art colleges. her design business, Bookery, focuses solely on the book form, encompassing everything from stationery and corporate gifts to conceptual book art. Her work is sold internationally and her book art is held in private and public collections as far afield as Japan, Germany, the US and the UK. She currently teaches book art at Camberwell College of Arts and is based in London.
Prelims Introduction Tools and equipment Materials Essential rules Bindings Inside the book The complete book Suppliers, resources and courses Further reading Index and credits