Beginner | 30 min
Taught by Jody Alexander
This workshop is a perfect introduction for those interested in book making. An accomplished book artist, Jody takes you through the terminology used in book making and introduces the many tools used. She talks about different paper types, paper grain, cover vs. text paper and also shows how to tear paper three different ways. She covers multi-signature preparation, bookbinding knots and a variety of glues.

What you will learn:
— Bookbinding vocabulary
— Selecting bookbinding tools and choosing papers for cover and text
— Binding stitches and knots
— Using glues and adhesives
Chapters
Introduction to the Anatomy of a Book
02:26
Choosing Paper
07:37
03:20
03:01
Tearing Paper and Preparing Signatures
02:29
01:32
Choosing Thread
02:51
Knots
00:46
00:39
01:55
Glues and Adhesives
03:56
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Tools: Bone folder
  • Teflon folder
  • plastic burnisher
  • awl
  • scissors
  • xacto knife
  • surgical scalpel
  • utility knife
  • #18 sharp bookbinding needles
  • metal ruler
  • plastic triangle
  • glue brushes
  • small paint brush Materials: waxed linen thread
  • large self-healing mat
Discussion
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Transcript
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