Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Let's Talk about BookBinding

I've been busy restocking my handcrafted book inventory, and as usual when I get going I have to create lots more than just one! This time I also tore apart 3 books that I had made too tight and redid them. I had used Tacky Glue down the binding edge; wonderful adhesion but too firm to let the book open flat. PVA PH Neutral bookbinding glue is my new go to for a binding adhesive (with a spot of Tacky Glue here and there). I fabric covered pieces of mat-board for the front and back cover. Here's a pic of the book for my writers group auction in June:

I often use the Coptic or Kettle binding stitch for books.  Both of my calendar journals have been bound with the Coptic method before wrapping with fabric. Here are some links for resources I find useful.

My favorite is the Coptic Stitch because I want my books to lie flat when open:  http://www.tortagialla.com/2010/08/16/chain-or-coptic-stitch-bookbinding-tutorial/

Another recourse for Coptic:

Jennifer from Sea Lemon has an extensive YouTube tutorial list for book making:
Kettle Stitch Book Binding YouTube by Sea Lemon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O4kFTOEh6k&index=2&list=PL2F704E01F80BA1E9

Monthly Muse - June's Ponderings coming soon!  What's your muse for June? How did your May pages go? 

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