Like many of my fellow bookbinders, I am mostly self-taught; we comb the internet for tips on binding techniques, sewing patterns and leather-versus-cloth options. This initial interest in book arts tends to begin with modern takes on traditional bindings. But after having bound a few works, it’s natural to want to move a bit further back in history, researching the origins and techniques of other book-related arts, such as marbled end papers.
About Crystal Shaulis
Crystal Shaulis was first introduced to bookbinding three summers ago in Venice, Italy, where she studied the art and history of traditional books. She is currently Intern Coordinator and an instructor at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. You can see her work at http://CrystalShaulis.com