I became interested in bookbinding as a result of wanting to make my own Letterboxing stamp books a few years ago. I ordered a couple of bookbinding books and learned how to cut, fold and sew the pages together and glue the paper and fabric covers onto backing boards and then glue them together using flour based and acid free glues of various kinds. I went on to make a couple dozen small sketch books with painted covers to give away as gifts. I also experimented with different styles of books and made some specialty books to fill with my drawings. I can't wait to get my studio up and running so I can have a devoted area for bookbinding again and create some unusual books in which to place drawings and small paintings surrounded by 'found' objects and small collectible items that I've held onto for years.
At one point in 2012 I almost signed up for a course at Penland Crafts school in North Carolina to take their bookbinding classes. I wish I had done it now. Time gets away from you.
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