Leather Bookbinding
Posted in Books, Hobbies
Forenoon watch, 2 bells (9:14 am)

You may know that last weekend I was in the Portland area attending a bookbinding class. I went to Green Heron Book Arts in Forest Grove, about 45 miles west of Portland. The instruction was great, and I'd recommend it to anyone that is interested in this kind of thing. I really went to learn the process of tooling, adding gold accents to leather covers. I ended up learning a lot more, including how to do pleated corners on my books. Pleated corners are a pain, but they look great and are very traditional.

So to cut to the chase, here are some pictures of the book I made last weekend.


2 Responses to “Leather Bookbinding”

  1. BenY says:

    Wow, nice. Do you already have a list of books you're going to bind?

  2. Webmonster says:

    I have a couple of books by Roger Zelazny in hardback (The Chronicles of Amber 1 and 2) and their covers are falling off. I'd like to rebind them. My wife also has a couple of books. I may not start until I get the tooling stuff, though.

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