Bookbinding: A step-by-step guide by Kathy Abbott

By Kathy Abbott

The craft of bookbinding has an extended historical past and culture. It has built throughout the a long time and is now having fun with a interval of renewed reputation and creativity. no matter if you're a newbie or a longtime bookbinder wishing to refresh your reminiscence, this sensible publication introduces the innovations with step by step directions and images. It explains find out how to rework a number of sheets of paper and a few thread right into a e-book to be happy with. For the more matured, the writer additionally covers find out how to paintings with leather-based to create vintage, expert bindings.Topics coated contain single-section bindings; paperback and hardback; multi-section bindings; complete textile case, picture album, sector leather-based binding with paper or cloth-covered facets, and wrap-around constitution; packing containers; part field, slipcase and portfolio case. Lavishly illustrated with over three hundred color photos.

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Waves also works well with other designs that display contrasting movement, such as Zigzag (page 23) and Rows/Columns (page 32). Use these to crochet a dynamic blanket that will keep you cozy while attending those outdoor sporting events. This pattern begins and ends with a plain filet mesh row, making it vertically symmetrical so it’s ready for uniting the edges of both layers. indd Sec1:53 8/10/10 2:00:05 PM DOUBLE DESIGNS 27 & 28: MOUNTAIN BAND WITH BORDERS—LIGHT ON DARK/DARK ON LIGHT SIDE 1 (RS): LIGHT ON DARK MOUNTAIN BAND WITH BORDERS SIDE 2 (WS): DARK ON LIGHT MOUNTAIN BAND WITH BORDERS Color A creates the background; Color B Color A creates the mountain band with dash creates the mountain band with solid borders.

Repeat Rows 1−6 until piece is desired length. PATTERN TIPS The Honeycomb pattern was given its name because it resembles the waxen cells where bees store their honey. Since I live in a “railroad town,” I saw the image of railroad tracks running across the reverse side. Honeycomb/Railroad Tracks is an all-purpose design. It provides a nice contrast with each side predominately featuring a different color. The pattern is symmetrical—horizontally and vertically—so it’s ready for uniting the edges of both layers.

1, dcib in next dc; repeat from * across to last dc, ch 1, dcif in last dc. Row 1B (RS): With B, ch 4, dcib in next dc, *[ch 1, dcif in next dc] twice, [ch 1, dcib in next dc] twice; repeat from * across to last 2 dc, [ch 1, dcif in next dc] twice. Foundation Row A: With A, work a foundation ch that is a multiple of 8 sts + 4, allowing for a border on each end of panel. Work Row 1 of filet mesh, set aside. Foundation Row B: With B, work a foundation ch that is 2 chains shorter than the length of the A-colored foundation chain.

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