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« on: November 08, 2009 02:05:15 PM »

This is my first attempt at bookbinding. 
I think it turned out fairly well.  The pages aren't perfectly straight but they are darn close!


I used brown cardstock for the cover and blue copy paper for the inside pages. 






Bookbinding is  a long term learning project for me.  I will be binding my Great Grandmother's memoirs before Christmas so if anyone has any tips, techniques of tricks I would be happy to hear them!
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009 05:59:46 PM »

This is lovely.  I don't know anything about bookbinding, so please excuse my questions about it.  What kind of twine or rope did you use and does that type of binding have a specific name?  I have noticed many different types of binding.

Awesome job.  I would love to make a keepsake like this for photos of my Grandmother who recently passed.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009 06:02:47 PM »

was the cover rubber stamped??
great job!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009 06:07:51 PM »

What kind of twine or rope did you use and does that type of binding have a specific name?  I have noticed many different types of binding.

Thanks!  I suppose I should have mentioned what kind of binding it is! 
This is a stab stitch binding and I used waxed book binding thread.

I am using the book "How to Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-Kind Book" by Esther K. Smith to learn.  There are nice illustrated instructions and tips about the materials and tools.
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009 06:10:09 PM »

was the cover rubber stamped??
great job!!


Nope, I just printed the image on with my printer.
And thank you!
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009 12:49:14 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009 07:55:17 AM »

What kind of twine or rope did you use and does that type of binding have a specific name?  I have noticed many different types of binding.

Thanks!  I suppose I should have mentioned what kind of binding it is! 
This is a stab stitch binding and I used waxed book binding thread.

I am using the book "How to Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-Kind Book" by Esther K. Smith to learn.  There are nice illustrated instructions and tips about the materials and tools.

Now I have a question.. Can you find that book at a Borders or other bookstore? I make my own journals and would like to learn how to do different binding methods.
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2009 10:48:46 AM »

Can you find that book at a Borders or other bookstore?

I got mine from Amazon but I have seen it in Barnes and Noble.  Other booksellers probably carry it as well.
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2009 10:21:38 AM »

That's so beautiful! I love the style of the whole thing and the feather tag  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2009 01:05:26 PM »

I love the blue pages, makes it really interesting!

A good book on book binding is Keith A. Smith's Books Without Paste or Glue. Its kind of intense but it gave me a lot of ideas when I was binding stuff for uni!
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