zaterdag 19 september 2015

What happens before you read a book?


Well after the part of writting and printing ofcourse. Then you start with the task of bookbinding.
I did this during a class of Tine Kreijne a while ago.



We've started with the printed sheets, which contain the text and pictures of the book.



With this tool ,that will create the spine of the book, we've started working.



Here we've put the first, which is the last section of the book, in it's place and sewn it to the treads(spine).


  
          
   And just continue till you've put all the sections into place,  yet another time consuming task.



Finished!!! But where are my glasses........??? Those characters are soooo tiny maybe I'll stick to the drawings for the time being ;-)

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  1. Wow! Incredible work, Jeff! Well done

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  2. That is just wonderful. I would have loved to take that class.

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    1. Hi Catherine, she offers several workshops through the year! You could contact her and see if there's a possibility to follow one of her great classes!

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  3. Just beautifully crafted. Thank you for sharing the process.

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    1. Hi Janice, you're welcome I just wanted to share how much work it is to make these tiny books.
      Something we've easily forget when we're at a dollhouse show ;-)

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  4. Nicely done! What a fun class that must have been :)

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    1. Hi Karin,
      Yes this was a fun class to follow the other one is also very nice where you learn to make elaborated gilded leather book covers!

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  5. The book looks wonderful. Do you cut the pages to size once you have them all stiched and lined up? Thank you for sharing =0)

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    1. Hi Pepper, glad to see you like the book as well.
      Yes it's much "easier" to cut the pages to size when all is stiched and lined up. But still a very delicate job to do.

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  6. Un gran trabajo!!! el libro es perfecto!!!
    Besos.

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    1. Gracias, también, encontrará Se ha convertido en un hermoso folleto

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  7. What lovely informative pictures Jeff. We all love miniature books but I don't think we (certainly I didn't) give much thought to all the detailed work involved in a really beautifully handcrafted one.

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    1. Hi Irene,
      Exactly! When we're at a show you don't see all the labor that has gotten into such a piece! Since most of it's work is covered by a nice leather book cover. Glad to see that you liked the information about bookbinding.

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  8. Thanks for sharing. The book is amazing.

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    1. Hi Fabiola,
      Thank you, I still haven't read the book but it's about bookbinding what we've learned during class ;-)

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  9. Wonderful technique to learn! The spine looks so beautiful, it is almost a shame to put the cover on. Another great class you took, with another great result.

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    1. Hi Josje,
      I know it's a shame to cover the spine. When you have finished the spine neatly it looks very pretty.

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  10. Wow!!! I have never made a binding with a frame like that! I would love to see all the steps... how to run the stitches to sew them together! What a perfect little book you are making!!! Beautiful work!!!

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