This was my day's work when I walked in the studio at 9:30 this morning. Two hardcover books. One with a quarter cloth binding ((bright blue linen) and The half cloth binding (The silk cloth with circles). The green is painter's tape and the white paper that will be glued on will extend over the silk to meet the green tape.
The book blocks are one with traditional endpapers (white). The purple endpapers are sewn on.
We did traditional endpapers. First step is to glue down the mull. The next 2 pages use your ruler and rip them to size instead of cutting. The space between the ripped pages should be smaller than seen here. The idea is to have a gradual slope when the papers are pasted down. The full page is the actual endpaper which covers the inside board and can be coloured or patterned paper.
This book was done with the method I use by tipping in the endpapers. This time using the wheat starch glue. It dries slower than PVA. I wasn't in such a panic to get the endpapers down before the PVA dried. The wheat starch gives a lot more time to make adjustments and can be undone or even trimmed after the book is dry by dampening the paper.
A gorgeous ferry ride home.
I was lucky enough to meet someone from my neighborhood on the ferry and as it turns out had done some bookbinding herself. She was kind enough to offer me a ride which shortened my trip home considerably. Thanks Hilda!
An hour's drive back to Vancouver.
Home at last at 9PM.
A twelve hour day. Whew!
Finished my CBBAG Course, Level 1.
YAY! I did it!
My continuing 6 year journey. into the world of bookbinding.
The Guild of Book Workers USA
MILLIMETER BINDINGS henryhebert.net/2012/01/11/millimeter-and-rubow-bindings
HAND SEWN HEADBANDS
Be sure to check out the bookbinding blogs too.
They often have tutorials
BIG JUMP PRESS
Beautiful books and boxes in Finland
Portugal - leather tooling
OWL AND LION
Bookbinding workshops in Scotland
Forum & lots of info
BECCA MAKING FACES
Examples and TUTs of every Japanese stitch in the world