As we learn new styles, I’ll add the instructional handouts here.
Case Binding with Flat Spine: Directions to create the cover we used for the French Link stitch book.
French Link Stitch: A description of the sewing method for our final hardcover book.
Drumleaf Binding: A look at how to build this book that uses single sheets and no sewing.
Adding a recess or inset: A look at how to add layers/texture to your cover through insets/windows.
Single Pamphlet Hardcover: Creating a cover for your simple pamphlet book.
I’ve also created a series of video tutorials for the single pamphlet hardcover style:
Design Basics: A look at the basics of designing a hand-made or artist’s book.
Matchbook Style: The 5th of 5 styles we learned in week 3.
Stick, Pamphlet, Ledger, and Two-Sewn-As-One Books: Directions for creating 4/5 of the styles we learned in week 3.
Layout Essentials – The Grid: An introduction to the use of grid in your designs.
Snake, Flower, Tunnel, and Flag Books: Directions for creating the simple folded soft forms we learned in week 2.
X-Book and Concertina/Accordion: Directions for creating your own x-book (aka magic book) and concertina book (aka accordion book).
Golden Chapter 1 – Materials & Methods: An exploration of the basics of bookbinding, such as tools; paper cutting and folding; paper grain; measuring; adhesives; working with content; book terms and parts; and more.
You may find these additional handouts on bookbinding basics useful as well:
Determining Paper Grain: Article on methods for determining paper grain via J. Hewit & Sons Ltd.
Book Terms and Components: A listing of book terms and their definitions, traditional book components, and diagrams labeled with book parts.