I have made every attempt to make these
book binding tutorials as complete and fail proof as
possible, every step of each element is illustrated
copiously with photographs and diagrams accompanied by a
detailed textual description.
Some of these book binding
tutorials are aimed at book binders with some experience,
but the manual on gilding is aimed at the novice, I have
deliberately simplified this gilding method in order to
give those starting gilding onto leather a better chance
of getting some good results.
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Book binding Tutorial.
Vol.I Silver & Vellum Book
Clasps. Every experienced book binder should
know how to make a set of Book Clasps. This method is a
development of a set of book clasps I first saw made in a
manual of book binding by Douglas Cockerell. They are
simple and elegant and can be applied to any book provided
the board thickness is not less than 3mm. Vellum and
sterling silver make a very attractive combination.
The cost of materials is very little, and take
less time than other methods of fitting clasps.
Book binding Tutorial.
Vol.II Book Edge
Marbling. How to carry out book edge marbling
including a detailed method of marbling itself which results
in damp proof papers. It is surprisingly easy to marble the
edges of a book, the trick is learning how to marble paper
Vol.III Gilding on
Leather. This bookbinding tutorial shows how
to gild onto leather using a simple step by step process.
This manual illustrates the use of composition gold leaf,
but the process will work just as well if you choose to use
genuine gold leaf. This manual is aimed at the novice and it
is to be hoped that with a little care you will be able to
get very good results using this method.
Vol.IV Single Section
Binding. This part of this series of bookbinding
tutorials provides a very elegant solution of the problems
encountered when dealing with a single section
Book binding Tutorial. Vol.V A
Variation of Paste Papers. This manual was
put together in order to help someone set up a small
production facility making what I call paste printed
papers. A simple process for making your own decorative
Vol.VI Forming Cloth & Leather
Corners. This bookbinding tutorial explains the
technique behind forming the corners for a cloth bound
book as well as how to form corners when binding in thin
and full thickness leather. A copiously illustrated step
by step guide.
Tutorial. Vol.VII How to Make
Parchment Paper & Imitation
Vellum. Parchment paper and imitation
vellums have been made by generations of inventive
bookbinders who sought something that looked and handled
like old parchment. This manual shows you the simple
method of achieving this. You can use an imitation vellum
as a book covering material.
Vol.VIII Make Your
Own Sewing Frame. Here are some simple to
follow plans for making your own sewing frame.
About Grain Direction. It is vital that you
understand the importance of grain direction in
bookbinding materials, this bookbinding tutorial will
explain what you need to know and explain how to test for
the grain direction.
Sewing or stab sewing is
a very old way of dealing with loose sheets, this manual
shows you the method.
How to Achieve Various Distressed and
Antique Finishes to Gold Leaf.
This manual will be of interest to anyone who
uses composition gold leaf, or genuine gold leaf for that
matter, it will also be of interest to the more adventurous
Add the beauty and sparkle of gold leaf to your
craft projects, such as scrapbooking, canvas, ceramics,
plaster, glass, paper, and much more.
Vol. XII The Minimal
Bookbinder Is in the pipeline, this
bookbinding tutorial is aimed at those who feel they
are prepared to commit themselves a little to the craft of
bookbinding by purchasing a minimum of equipment and
materials, you can if you are inventive use very little
equipment at all, but it is undeniable that using a well
made piece of equipment is a pleasure in itself.
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