Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Bookbinding update

Our books are now looking like books! We printed our front sheet, stuck that in and then made the inner pages that join the book insides to the cover, put it in the press and then then glued it all together along what will be the spine. But most importantly, we chose our patterned papers for the cover!
For those of you with an interest in book binding and a tendency to click on blog links that include shopping pages - be warned, there is a shopping opportunity on it's way. First of all, let me show you the paper I have chosen here, then the link to the shop which is Shepherds Falkiners in London. Our art teacher had chosen some beautiful hand made papers and it was so hard to choose, but I liked this one as it had an oriental feel to it and the flowers match the leather I have picked for the spine. I've added black pages for the front and back inside cover pages.
So when I left school this afternoon, my book was all glued up and being left to dry with a heavy weight on top and in half term, the teacher is taking them all away to use an industrial cutting machine to slice the pages to make sure they are all perfectly cut.
I somehow think that it is unlikely that I am going to ever hand this book over to anyone else!

9 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

That paper looks beautiful,Deb... and after all your hard work...you certainly should keep it yourself.

Sian said...

A gorgeous paper - it is going to be a very fine volume indeed.

humel said...

No, no shopping links....!!

You absolutely have to keep this book for yourself and use it for something very special xx

Deb said...

Oh yes, there is definitely a shopping opportunity! There are a few local stores here that are dangerous for me to go in! I LOVE the look and feel of handmade paper in those big sheets that just scream "BUY ME!!!" - can't resist! I'm so excited to see your finished book, Deb, and glad to hear that you have enjoyed the process. xo

Cheri said...

that is some of the most gorgeous paper ever, Deb - almost makes me glad I don't live in London, so I don't have to be tempted!

Amy said...

Deb I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished product ... will peruse the shopping opportunity now :-)

Rachel B said...

It's stunning Debs, I can't wait to see the end result :)

alexa said...

I love books, and have always wanted to make them... I think you have just introduced me to a new and probably very expensive hobby! So looking forward to seeing your when it is all trimmed and dried ...

Karen said...

Love that paper Deb - you book is going to be so beautiful.