Bookbinding: A step-by-step guide by Kathy Abbott

By Kathy Abbott

The craft of bookbinding has an extended background and culture. It has constructed in the course of the a long time and is now having fun with a interval of renewed recognition and creativity. even if you're a newbie or a longtime bookbinder wishing to refresh your reminiscence, this functional ebook introduces the suggestions with step by step directions and pictures. It explains how you can rework a number of sheets of paper and a few thread right into a e-book to be happy with. For the more matured, the writer additionally covers find out how to paintings with leather-based to create vintage, expert bindings.Topics lined comprise single-section bindings; paperback and hardback; multi-section bindings; complete fabric case, picture album, area leather-based binding with paper or cloth-covered facets, and wrap-around constitution; bins; part field, slipcase and portfolio case. Lavishly illustrated with over three hundred color images.

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Divide the remainder in half and roll each into a tube to create arms. 7 Starting just above the pant line, attach an arm to each side by poking directly into the body. 3 Stretch and wrap one-half of the pink wool around the upper half of the body and poke into place, folding the top over and poking along the fold to make a clean line. MAKING THE NOSE AND EYES 8 Take half of the remaining white wool and roll into a ball to create a nose. 9 Poke the nose into the bottom of the face, shaping it into an oval.

While he wants to be a ranger and protect the woods from danger, he’s equally happy sacked out on your bookshelf. For this project, you’ll layer color over an L-shaped body and then add features to give him a ferociously cute look. 25 oz/7 g dark gray wool (for the back and head, ears, tail, and arms) Scraps of black wool (for the nose, eyes, and claws) MAKING THE BODY 1 Take one-half of the white wool and roll it tightly into a tube. Then, use the felting needle to poke the wool repeatedly until it becomes smooth, but leave the roving loose on one end.

Be sure it adheres firmly. 5 cm in diameter. Repeat to attach the remaining felt balls to fully cover the top and sides of the body. Leave a space on the top of the body for the head and leave the underside completely uncovered. If your sheep has any bare spots, make and attach a few more wool balls. MAKING THE LEGS 7 8 Gently work the wool into a tube shape, leaving the roving loose on one end. 9 Repeat steps 8 and 9 to make three more legs the same size and shape, leaving the roving loose on one end and ­adding white wool to the bottom section to form the hooves.

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