The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

book binding

I just taught the faculty how to do book binding so that we don't HAVE to buy the pre made books from paper scissor stones or Mercurius....if we don't want to....

The pictures below are books my girls and I made yesterday.....we are just having so much fun with it.
we ran out of some are undone....its addicting actually.

It is SUPER simple

get cardboard
glue (spray glue is best)
fabric or water color painting.

Take your paper and fold to the desired size. Sew up the center of the fold with simple needle and thread.
have the cardboard almost match the paper. cover the cardboard with material and leave about 1 in allowance on all sides so that you can fold and glue onto the cardboard.
now take the first page of the folded paper and glue that to the cardboard and the last page and glue that to the other side.
All done!


Anonymous said...

Ooo, I like this. So simple yet so pretty. I can't wait to try this, thanks for sharing!

Stephanie xx

elementsofmylife said...

I would think that the cardboard could get warped with all the glue. When I've done this we've set up something akin to a flower press to squeeze the books flat while they dried. I'm curious about what kind of glue you used since you didn't seem to have to worry about this?