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Look at Examples of Bindings
Crossett's artists' books collection has many examples of bindings. Browse the list of structures and let a librarian know which ones you would like to see!
Super Simple Bindings
The Saddle-Stitch a.k.a Staple Binding
- As easy as stapling with a special long arm stapler. Ask for it at the circulation desk! Please don't staple bind with a regular stapler — the results will make everyone sad.
- Post bindings can be elaborate but the really simple version is standard office supply metal paper fasteners. The two keys to success are using an awl to poke the hole and making sure the front and back covers have a good fold or score before attaching the fasteners so the book can open with ease.
Modified Pamphlet Stitch
Books on Bookbinding
Bookcraft: Techniques for Binding, Folding, and Decorating to Create Books by Books are a central part of life, and have been with us for around 2,000 years. Although most books we use are produced commercially, many of us are drawn to the book form in its various guises, and are interested in exploring how to make books of our own, whether as a vehicle for telling stories, as scrapbooks, or as notebooks and journals.
This guide provides the essential ingredients for designing and making your own books, from simple binding and finishing techniques to complex complete products. Projects are designed to suit a variety of skill levels from beginner to advanced, and use a step-by-step approach to learning the necessary skills.
Call Number: Upper Lvl Z271 .W457 2008
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms by In as little as an afternoon, beginners will be on their way to folding, gluing, and sewing handmade books in a variety of shapes and styles, from rolled scrolls to Jacob's ladders, folded flexagons to case bindings. Complete with photographs of the author's own master books and statements by more than 40 established book artists, this collection is sure to inspire.
Call Number: Upper Lvl Z271 .G625 2010
Publication Date: 2011-01-04
Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials by Re-Bound is a beautiful book on bookbinding with a fun green twist-all the projects use recycled and upcycled materials. This book shows you how to take everyday materials from around the house, flea markets, thrift stores, and hardware stores and turn them into clever and eye-catching hand-made books.
Call Number: Upper Lvl Z271 .S74 2009
Publication Date: 2009-07-01
Binding Tutorials by Pooja Makhijani
Binding Tutorials by Alisa Golden