Homemade Books

Spent an evening at the Indianapolis Art Center learning construction of homemade books. It took two hours from start to finish.

You cut paper and board to size. This particular book is 4 1/2 x 6. The beautiful paper for the cover is available at  Dolphin Papers , Franklin IN. These books are also made as softcovers, shown in the tutorials below.

The book (right hand side) is prepared for stabbing with an awl and proved surprisingly easy to make the holes for binding the book. Note: I attached the binding clips on the wrongs ends of the book  and should be placed vertically. The sewing stitch used is Japanese Stab Binding. Here are tutorials for DIY’s  Japanese Stab Binding

This is my finished product. I plan to give them as lovely gifts.

The imagination is boundless and I dare say inspiring. 10/24/2016