By now, you should have had all the material and equipment ready with you. The next step is to start with the fundamental techniques of bookbinding. In the simplest of handbook binding procedures, there are six main phases, which are demonstrated in figures 12 to 17.
Right now, they might seem really complicated to you, but delve into each stage separately, and you will find them to be extremely simple.
Taking a Quick Look at Each Individual Phase
Suppose that you have to bind a blank notebook. The first step is to cut paper sheets; make sure they are of an equal size, otherwise the final appearance will not be neat. Now divide the sheets into gatherings, each of which should have the same number of sheets. Fold the gatherings to form the signatures. As you fold each gathering, sign it …READ MORE
The art of bookbinding utilizes several different materials, tools and equipment. This chapter presents a review of each of these.
Choosing Quality Supplies
The process of bookbinding requires many raw materials such as paper, threads, tape, boards and fabric. All these items are available in the market in different quality levels and grades. Only the best of these should be used because low quality materials may not achieve a fine binding, which would put both time and efforts to waste. Good quality materials may be expensive, but that should not matter so much because a single binding requires very little of each material. Hence, just a onetime purchase of these materials can be used for producing several bindings. …READ MORE
The first ever books in the world were the Egyptian papyrus rolls, which were composed of several columns of ancient writing scripts. The first of these manuscripts goes back as far as the 25th BC, and until the Christian era, they remained quite popular. However, during this period, the paper or the book industry underwent a transformation, and parchment started replacing the Egyptian papyrus rolls (more on Egyptian Papyrus Rolls on Wikipedia). Writing on parchments was arranged in parallel columns, and vertical lines were used to separate one column from another. This particular pattern gave rise to the idea of cutting the parchments into flat panels, which comprised of either three or four columns. Later on, this form evolved into the books we see today. …READ MORE
How to sew a coptic bound book. About 1.5 minutes in is where you’ll hit the tutorial part. …READ MORE
Bookbinding sewn with chord classic style lessons step by step.
Full playlist can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKThD7m8NDz7Eb-rHfbWspgXDghKWlvaf …READ MORE