Friday, September 11, 2009

Bookbinding





I haven't yet posted anything about my bookbinding. I haven't been as active with that craft but I recently started back up and made a few books. These are two of them. Bookbinding is a nice sideline to weaving because the books get done a lot quicker than a textile, so there is a bit more immediate satisfaction from having completed something. I'm planning to do some experimenting with weaving my own book cloth so that I can bind the books with handwoven material. Right now, I'm using commercial book cloth and decorated paper, some hand make (but not by me) and some printed.

2 comments:

donna said...

Just discovered your blog. I have recently begun dabbling with book binding. I was considering weaving the cloth - have you attempted this yet? I thought it might be more time effective to learn from someone else's trial and error.

Larry said...

Hi Donna. Sorry I haven't been posting lately. No, I still haven't tried binding a book with handwoven cloth. I did weave some cloth to use but haven't gotten around to it yet. If you want to do this and use paper backing, the book, "Japanese Bookbinding: Instructions From A Master Craftsman" by Kojiro Ikegami has been recommended to me. You can also use a sizing instead, which I also intend to try.