Friday, 22 July 2016

Fun for Friday: Art and Crafts






THE ART AND CRAFT OF HANDMADE BOOKS
Written by Shereen LaPlantz

2001 (reissue JULY 20, 2016); 128 Pages
Dover Publications
Genre: arts, crafts, nonfiction


(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.)

★★★★
 
"This innovative approach to bookbinding demonstrates an array of creative techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow, well-illustrated directions for more than 25 patterns explain how to make seven different kinds of books with pop-up panels and pages that "explode" from the spine as well as slipcases, tassels, and other distinctive features.
 
The guide begins with instructions for a simple accordion-fold book. Successive projects build on methods readers have already mastered and introduce new skills, including the pamphlet stitch, ideal for photo albums and scrapbooks; tacket binding, the versatile stitch of medieval Europe; and the Coptic stitch, employed by Christians of ancient Egypt. A full-color photo gallery, with contributions from more than 60 artists, offers further inspiration for enhancing and personalizing projects by using alphabets, bestiaries, botanical illustrations, and other designs. The author includes a glossary of terms as well as information on materials and tools." (From Amazon)

I enjoyed looking through this book as it has very creative ideas and great pictures.  I would really like to try at least one or two of the techniques listed in the book.  If I do I will definitely make sure I let you all know! And maybe post pictures if it looks okay.

k (My Novelesque Life)

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