Ten days ago, I have received an order an offer to bind an anniversary book for the upcoming 25th celebration of the beginning of the academic year at the lyceum where I have spent my three last school years.
What I truly love about bookbinding (woodworking, other crafts) is that there is always a chance to experiment, find some new tricks, small hacks and create strange jigs. Currently I’m working on a couple of large boxes (for dolls) designed to resemble books. The project brought me a lot of fun, and I plan to share all of it in time =) Continue reading →
A new Shakespeare-themed train would be in service in the Moscow Underground for six month starting today. Joint project by the British Council and Moscow Metro have resulted in the eighteenth themed train and fourth literary-themed train to be in operation in the Russian capital at the moment. Continue reading →
Several weeks ago I have ordered 3 mm thick 20×20 cm (77⁄8” x 77⁄8“) Bakelite sheet from China (you can easily find them at Amazon.com, eBay or AliExpress) to experiment a little with Bakelite folders. I almost always use bone folders and make wooden or laminate wood folders for my students (cheap and fast, you know). Continue reading →
Box making is one of the skills a bookbinder should master. There are many types and styles of boxes: slipcase boxes and clamshell boxes for books; small boxes and boxes with many compartments and drawers for jewelry, gifts and small things; portfolios, trays and curved boxes for different needs. Every box has something special about how it is made. Boxes are also very important for archival and conservation projects. Continue reading →
It is almost holiday season. Still, there is some time to choose a gift for your fellow bookbinders, friends, and colleagues. Luckily, there always is something new to learn about bookbinding. Even from the books you already have for a long time. Becoming more experienced you may find further small details and techniques (nevertheless important) in texts you read a long time ago. Continue reading →
Black Friday Offers for Bookbinders and by Bookbinders (Valid Over Weekend) From All Over the World — 2015
OK, I have to confess I was a bit overwhelmed by Black Friday bookbinding offers in my Facebook feed, and I have decided to share them with you. Yesterday I had my workshop and no time to write a post, but now I have some time to organize them to a list. And you’ll have some time to order things you like until the end of Sunday or Monday (depending on terms set by sellers). That is if you are into this Black Friday madness =) Continue reading →