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Longstitch Bookbinding Tutorial for a Leather Journal

Longstitch Bookbinding Tutorial for a Leather Journal
The most common type of sewn bookbinding that I often default to, falls into the category of longstitch binding. It’s really a general categorization for many different methods of sewn binding. People have invented their own patterns and techniques and have probably called it something else as well. Suffice to say, it’s a general way to denote sewing your paper to the cover of your book. The materials for this project include leather, paper, thread, needle, an awl and cutting device of some sort. Regarding the thread, I’m using a natural linen thread in this example, but you can also use waxed thread sold specifically for bookbinding to prevent knotting up when sewing. Regarding my little awl, I use it to punch holes in the paper. Let me first explain how I made my leather cover, although you can do this with any other type of material. If I use a very heavy weight type of leather, I usually just cut it to size and consider it ready. This is what you see on the outside binding… Related:  craft

KNOW AND TELL CRAFTS: DIY LIGHT BOX! I have been working on my photography and to all the other bloggers out there, I want to help! Don't spend hundreds of dollars buying "professional light boxes" when you can make your own practically for free! Here is how you make a simple light box, in only 5 steps to get "picture perfect" pics! 1.Get a box, preferably square and is sturdy! 2.Cut squares out of the top, left, and right sides. 3.Get about 3ft. of light meshy white fabric and cover the sides you cut out. 4.Cut white foam board to fit inside of the box, there will be a small crease but it really isn't noticeable. 5.Get a nice light or lamp and light over the top of the box, the fabric acts as a filter, evening the light out. Here are the pictures I got with my new light box: My nicely oversized watch :). Some letter beads, I had laying around. And my header (a little different), that I made with the crystal clear white background, using scrabble tiles. My elephant:) I <3 Scrabble tiles. And to finish, LOVE...

tobycraig: Book Assembly Photo-Journal Hi, this is really, really long and has lots of pictures, so I've just gone and cut the whole thing. It's a goofy little photo-journal of the book assembly of my stuff for the upcoming MoCCA show. I hope you like it. 6/5/2011 UPDATE: Sorry, comments are LOCKED, I appreciate your enthusiasm and use of the information herein, but I'm really, really tired of Ukrainian spam. In a previous journal entry I posted a bunch of stuff about scanning my pages. When I had final high-resolution artwork I set about shrinking them and moving panels around for my final book. So I've got a square page, reduced down to 300 dpi, and then converted to CMYK mode for printing. I broke my book into two parts. Now I've got my printed and folded signatures and it's time to start binding. First I'm going to need some holes, so I need to measure and mark where I'm going to punch those holes. Now I need to get some thread ready. Now I've got my punched paper and threaded needle. Then back out through the next...

Better than Tiffanys Have some spare time? Feeling crafty? Check out this old school way to make ring I just HAD to try! Here is a simple ring that is MADE from money. So how bout changing this: Yep, I did it! I saw rings like this on etsy, and thought “how did they do that!” Ready? Find a quarter, or similar looking foreign coin (I used a 10 pence because I couldnt find a good quarter). Got your quarter? Grab a hammer. Back in the day, I’ve heard they used to use spoons for this part, and tapped instead of hammered…but I cannot even IMAGINE how long that would take. Anyway, you want to hammer the edges. Just keep hammering, and spinning it in a circle. Yes your hands will get black. Next, you will want a drill. Anyway, keep moving up sizes of drill bits until you get too close to the edge. If you have a dremel, or a sander type bit for your drill…USE IT. Now file it down until you’ve got the ring size you are looking for! How much fun right?!

bookmaking tutorials that can be found throughout the web Bookmaking tutorial links from around the Web Here are some links to book and box making tutorials from around the web that you might find useful. It is by no means all inclusive and is an ongoing project that I will be updating regularly. Please let me know if you find any broken links or if there are any tutorials that you think should be on the list If you're interested in making your own flush mount style albums, check out my visual guide here. Also, you check out the bookbinding and equipment tutorials that I have created here. Can't find enough inspiration here? If you have found the information offered on this website useful, please help support it's continuation by making a small donation. Perfect binding: Perfect binding - A unique and interesting way to perfect bind a book by the Go To Guy Perfect binding - A tutorial for perfect binding from Hamish MacDonald Perfect binding - A great tutorial for perfect binding from comic book artist Toby Craig Hardcover and simple binding: Albums:

Une bague de dentelle L’été, quand il fait vraiment chaud, c’est assez difficile pour moi de supporter trop de bijoux. En ce moment je ne mets que des bagues légères et des colliers très fins. Je me suis fabriquée quelques pièces, notamment le collier que je porte sur ces photos. Des simples cordelettes fluo très fines glissées dans une perle métallique en forme de tube (que j’ai acheté dans cette boutique Etsy), c’est tout simple et parfait pour les grosses chaleurs ! Pour la bague, pareil, j’ai eu envie de me fabriquer une bague si lègre que je la sens à peine. Il vous faut : un ruban de dentelleun stylo de la circonférence de votre doigtdu durcisseur textile (on en trouve dans les magasins de loisir créatif comme Rougier et plé)un pinceauune épingle Pour commencer, trouvez un stylo ou un objet qui fasse à peu près la même circonférence de votre doigt. Placez le ruban autour du stylo, coupez de façon à laisser superposer 5-6mm environ pour fermer la bague. You will need :

Bookmaker's Ball: Make Your First Paperback Journaling was pretty cool before blogging happened. But you know what is still awesome? Making your own journal! Nothing is quite as inspiring as a blank page, especially if you stitched it together yourself. In this class, you'll learn everything you need to know to design and make a book using lonstitching. Schedule Bookmaker's Ball: Make Your First PaperbackTBDComing soon...

ReFabulous... it's new again.: Make your own paperback wallet! I wanted to share my tutorial for making wallets out of old paperback books (or any paper media, really.) This basic wallet was not my idea... the original link does not work (but here it is anyway.) The original design was flawed, and the wallets ripped the first time you opened them. I changed the design, and made them much, much stronger. (And let me apologize in advance for the book cover I used in the tutorial. Enjoy! Gather your supplies: paperback (or other paper media) that measures at least 4 inches wide, and 7 inches longscrap paper for template (cut to 4" X 7")cardstock for interiorscissorsrulerpacking tape (or other strong tape)glue (optional)pen or pencilsnaps (I prefer heavy-duty)snap fastening tool (optional -- many snaps contain the tool)hammerclear vinyl -- available on the bolt and in many remnant bins at fabric stores or even Wal-Martthreadtissue paper (optional, but recommended)sewing machine (recommended, but not necessary if you like to hand sew) Reinforce: Sew:

Introduction « Storytelling Whitepaper Chapters 1: The Story of Storytelling 2: Why We Need Storytelling 3: Storytelling in Action 4: Listening, The Transformational Moment 5: Into the Future Re-Weaving the Community, Creating the Future Storytelling at the Heart and Soul of Healthy Communities by Barbara Ganley “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” — Rudyard Kipling The Orton Family Foundation’s Heart & Soul Community Planning approach calls for nothing less than sweeping change: a bottom-up, across-the-board retooling of planning in cities and towns across America. What do we mean by sweeping change? Yet the Foundation also understands that change, except in wartime or other crisis, is rarely sweeping, but, rather, creeping: an incremental, hardly perceivable accrual of decisions and actions leading—pretty much—in one direction. One way, we believe, is through story. And yet story is not widely embraced as a keystone to successful civic engagement, much less planning.

Bleach Painting on Textiles D.I.Y. Today Jill of Lune is going to share the next part of our textile printing series, how to paint with bleach. I love the simplicity of her design and can't wait to try this. Enjoy! Bleach painting is a fun, easy and inexpensive way to play with fabric dying and I know you'll love the results! I chose to create a simple tank with the phrase "We are made of stars" which is adapted from a famous Carl Sagan quote. I hope you enjoy my take on painting with bleach! Supplies Needed: Fabric safe household bleach, inexpensive synthetic bristle paint brush, glass or ceramic bowl, dark colored cotton blend top, a white towel or rag, white chalk, cardboard. Safety: Bleach is toxic, so be careful to keep it safely out of reach of children. 1. There are so many options for bleach painting. Thanks so much for sharing this technique with us today, Jill.