I Love Handmade Books: Timeless Techniques and Ideas for Beautiful Handmade Books

2390_LittleBookofBooks_JS_Jacket.inddA bit of self-promotion: three of my book arts tutorials (five-hole pamphlet stitch, accordion book, Japanese stab binding) have been published in I Love Handmade Books: Timeless Techniques and Ideas for Beautiful Handmade Books by Charlotte Rivers.

From the flap copy: “I Love Handmade Books is an inspirational celebration of book-making, offering an engaging insight into the range of artisan processes—both traditional and contemporary—involved in creating books by hand. Bursting at the seams with a variety of wonderfully eclectic examples, the book explores the intriguing creative possibilities of book-making as an art form, featuring a wide range of bindings, materials, and embellishments. Featured techniques include everything from Coptic binding to concertina binding, as well as experimental page treatments and decorative finishing techniques such as embossing and gilding. Galleries of stunning contemporary examples showcase the beautiful results that can be achieved with each technique, profiles throughout the book offer an insight into the working practices of each book-maker. I Love Handmade Books also includes a highly practical and comprehensive chapter that demonstrates how to master different binding techniques, using illustrated step-by-step tutorials and clear, straightforward instructions to clarify even the most seemingly complex methods.”

I Love Handmade Books: Timeless Techniques and Ideas for Beautiful Handmade Books is available online at Amazon and Book Depository.