Bookbinding – a new skill

I am discovering that Dungog is a wonderful place to live as this town has many talented creative women who happily share their knowledge and skills.

Yesterday Lurline from the group called “Daughters of Dowling” spent the day teaching us how to make a book, using Japanese stab stitch to bind the pages together.

This is my effort – not bad for the complete novice I am.  As the inner pages are watercolour paper I will use this book to sketch & paint catchy images around Dungog.

The cover paper is hand painted A4 size typing paper – the acrylic paints have made it very strong to act as a cover – being glued to firm cardboard.

If you are pondering taking up book binding, give it a go.  It was much more fun to do, easier than I expected, and you create something very practical to use or give away as a gift.


One Response to Bookbinding – a new skill

  1. cinsinoz says:

    Pamela. your little book looks great. It is so satisfying to make up a book of your own. But love the cover even more. It was good to chat the other day.

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