“You should know how to cut with scissors, fold with confidence and tear with verve.”
~ from How to Make Books by Esther K. Smith
I’m pretty good with the bonefolder and I think I’m getting quite good at that tearing thing too. Today was a fun day at the bookbinding studio. I actually did quite a lot as I had to sew fourteen signatures (I tore the paper last week and flattened it in a book press), glue them and then hammer away at them until I formed a nice rounded spine.
My new project will be another rounded spine book (I know, I still need to post pictures of the one I recently finished!) but this one will have a spring back. Still not quite sure how that works but I’m already looking forward to next week.
Right now I’m going back and forth on whether or not I should get How to Make Books. I have a nice collection of books on bookbinding so it’s not like I really need another book. This one also has a lot of the same structures found in my other books but it’s just a really nice book to look at too. Ok, I’m going to step away from the computer and think on it some more.