Book Making class

Yesterday Steve and I took a basic book making class.  What a fun event that was!! I've been making books and journals and things for years, But I've never  learned "traditional " basic booking making. 
Here are the teachers books:
When I saw these I really felt delighted to learn how to make them! I'm not sure what I was expecting but this was good!!
Here Pat demonstrates measuring for the stitching holes on the signatures of the pages, Very simple!!
Steve sewing the signatures ( poor hands beat up from weather and a slip of the drill) .
This is the interior of the book, it is slightly off as the book boards were discovered to be cut at the wrong size!  Our teacher felt pretty bad about this , but we felt like it was a learning experience and we were very happy with what we walked away with!
The finished books: I thought these came out great for our first attempt!
One of the reasons I took this class is because I thought I would learn something without having to purchase a whole new line of craft supplies. I was right I had everything I needed except the twill tape used at the top and bottom of the spine.  This "headband" is a 1/4-1/2 piece of twill tape used to give the top and bottom a nice little finish.  So I broke down and spent $5.75 on it.  Everything else I had: Book boards, glues, papers, binding papers, fabrics.  I showed my friend Goldie and the first thing she asked me is I would teach a group! So I said sure right after I am sure I know what I am doing!
Here I am pulling from drawers the supplies I will need for bookmaking and placing it all in a couple of drawers. Easy and now accessible!  I plan to do a step by step tutorial on the blog.  This is a great little project and chances are you can use supplies you have at home on hand too!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!!
Ginny M


Jan Castle said…
How interesting....looking forward to the tutorial as I have never made a book like that! Looks like fun!!! TFS
Anne said…
I've never ever made a book...I'm very staid and boring but wow! Yours look fantastic! I would love to have a go at this one day! Well done both of you! So nice to do something together! xx

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