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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…

A Beautiful Mess: SCRAPBOOK I always stumble upon beautiful handkerchiefs at antique malls, but with no practical use for them I usually pass them by. But today I will be sharing how to turn those pretty hankies into a photo-a-day journal. This is a great project to commemorate the last of your summer days! You could an instant camera or print off Instagram photos! You'll Need: Vintage handkerchief, sewing machine, book pages or other paper, embroidery thread, letter stickers, Instant photos or other printed photographs. 1. Now fill up your pages with a photo-a-day project. I decided to keep my book simple and date each photo with a White Dymo pen underneath each photo. 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...

Tacket binding - - Artist Books Paper & Bookbinding Blog - Cai Lun - Dennis Yuen I have always loved tacket binding, because its sasuage-like packing on the spine is so cute. I have just finished one for my co-worker's boyfriend, Todd, and I think I might have perfected my tacket binding skill so it's about time to share it as much as possible. I have been devising my own tacket binding method, as I haven't actually seen one physically to deconstruct and examine its construction. My method may or may not be the same as the conventional one, but so far, it works. Pierce 4 holes for every single tacket pattern. Contruct the "backbone" for the packing with the 2 holes that are the furthest apart. Each section is stitched individually with 1 single thread. Pull the thread out from A2 to the outside and you're ready to create the tacket pattern on the top "backbone". Pull the thread out from B2 to the outside to beging packing the lower pattern. A few tips on wrapping:

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journals | curiously crafty. welcome to the wonderful world of journalling! i promise, if i can make one then you can too. the following instructions will make a journal that is 5 3/4″ x 4 1/2″. (view more journals here) Materials: 60 – 70lb. paper (i use 20 sheets per journal) one sheet of white paper for the cover guide, cut to 5 3/4″ x 9 1/2″ decorative paper for end papers (I used scrapbook paper: you will need 2 papers that measure 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ each)cardboard covers are 5 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ eachspine is 5 3/4″ x (width of pages; to be discussed later)fabric (1/2″ wider than cover guide on all edges)pencilscissorsgluewax paperclothespins/paperclipsrulersewing needlestrong thread (you can buy bookmaking thread, or just use hand-quilting thread)bone folder (*optional)awl (*optional) Part 1: Sewing the pages Cut pages in half, leaving you with 40 – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ papers. 2. Each group becomes a signature. 3. You can now cut the spine cover at this width. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Allow this to dry for at least 1/2 hour. 7. tada!

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...

The Basic Binding of Books: A Tutorial Tutorials | About Me | Contact | Soapmaking Tutorial Page 1 of 8 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Leave a comment! In addition to your book making materials you will need: 1) A large working area (if you don't have a large area, you will need to clean up well after each stage) 2) Both large and small binder clips (I use them gratuitously) 3) A waste paper basket close by 4) A stack of clean scrap paper 5) Pre-cut sheets of wax paper 6) A wet cloth (for wiping glue from fingers) 7) A dry cloth Start by deciding how many pages and what dimensions you wish your book to be. Clamping the spine end with large binder clips (here I use cardboard to protect the pages) and allowing to compress overnight helps with having flatter signatures for sewing. It helps to make a pattern of your page for later use in measuring and cutting board, endpages, etc. Lay one of your signatures on a blank page and trace, then cut. Perfect. Measure and cut linen tape and mull cloth for the backbone.

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.

composition book cover to make this cover you will need:*strips of varying widths with at least 16 inches in length.*2 rectangles of muslin cut out to 5 1/4 by 11inches*one long rectangle with the measurement of 25 by 11 inches*one button*one elastic hair band. first get you a boring looking composition book measure your composition book. mine was 10 in length and when i measured from one end of the cover to the other end, it turned out to be 15 inches in width. cut strips with at least 16 inches in length and i varied my widths because i wanted it to look a little will want to make your strips come out to at least the width of 11 inches total when sewed together. sew your strips and press them flat with an iron. trim sown your middle section to 15 1/2 by 11 inches next i used one of my daughters hair ties. and placed it in the middle just like the picture above (on the left side, because this will be your back side) pin it down. sew to the left and right of your strips the muslin blocks.