How to Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One-Of-A-Kind Book (Hardcover)

By Esther K. Smith, Lindsay Stadig (Illustrator), David Michael Zimmerman (Photographer)
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From zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, "How to Make Books" will walk you through the easy basics of bookmaking. Whether you're a writer, a scrapbooker, a political activist, or a postcard collector, let book artist Esther K. Smith be your guide as you discover your inner bookbinder. Using foolproof illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Smith reveals her time-tested techniques in a fun, easy-to-understand way.

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“From the letter-press cover on thick cardboard to the simple, step-by-step instructions that are accompanied by illustrations and photos of finished products inside, this how-to will be the favorite of anyone who wants to make a book. Absolute beginners can be successful from the first page with an instant book-all that is needed is a sheet of paper. Besides paper, most projects call for the same three materials: awls, curved needles, and waxed thread. The most complicated one involves Coptic binding, which might take a couple of tries to get right but, even so, is doable. A resource list is included, as well as a bibliography of titles the author recommends. It is easy to see that bookmaking could become addictive. Crafty teens as well as those who create their own zines will want to take a look.”
School Library Journal, Charlotte Bradshaw, San Mateo County Library, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307353368
ISBN-10: 0307353362
Publisher: Potter Craft
Publication Date: November 6th, 2007
Pages: 128
Language: English