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Bound: Over 20 Artful Handmade Books

Bind a book beautifully, with these whimsical and stylish projects from bookbinder extraordinaire Erica Ekrem. With her novel approach to traditional techniques, and the use of repurposed materials, Ekrem has devised creative fun for book artists of all levels. Choose from three categories: Vintage, Nature, and Leather. Make books from mason jars and seashells, a classic leather-bound photo album, and other works of art.

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Lark Crafts (January 27, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1454708670

ISBN-13: 978-1454708674

Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #39,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #4 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Papercrafts, Stamping & Stenciling > Book Making & Binding

I know very little about book arts but it is something I want to learn to do well. I bought two books. The other one is inspirational and intimidating. This one is full of ideas and step by step instruction that I believe will give me the ability to make artful book-creations.

I have been binding for years. But this new book is teaching me things and giving me great enjoyment. I recommend it highly.

Very inspiring book that has helped me get started in book binding. I purchased this book because I wanted to start art journaling, but didn't like the papers that were available in premade books. After reading it I've made my first book which came out awesome. I also deeply appreciate the authors sense of style. I have a ton of "how to" art books and I NEVER copy anybody's projects exactly, but her projects were so beautiful that I plan on making some of the projects exactly as they are in the book simply because I love how they look. The stitching on the leather spine books is divine and I love how she reuses vintage books/boxes and found objects. My only criticism of this book is that the sewing instructions are not detailed enough to follow. I'm an experienced embroiderer and beader (ergo, I'm not a novice at hand sewing), but I couldn't tell how to sew the signatures together from this book. I cobbled together my own method and was very happy with it. I would not want this critique to deter anyone from purchasing this book - it's worth buying, but I would suggest you find another source to teach you how to sew the book together.

Nice book. Designs are very earthy and quite nice. A vintage approach to modern bookmaking. Definitely a great book forany bookmaker's reference library.

wonderful ideas. it even includes instructions on the long stitch, which I did once in a class, but then could not remember all the preparatory steps--now I have them all at my fingertips! And as a bonus, it has tons of other binding styles, too, with creative materials and forms.

I am starting with the book made out of old photos. This will be my first bookbinding project with thread. I have made a couple of books with a ribbon binding out of old photos already. I like the antique look. I loved many of the designs in here. The instructions are pretty great, but I think I will need to watch some YouTube videos for the sewing. I am not picking up on that as easily. I can't even get my needle through the layers. I learn by watching someone do it, though. The rest of the instructions are really clear, though. Don't let my difficulties discourage you from buying this book. There are a lot of different sewing techniques included. I will try to update when I get a book done. Warning: I am a slow crafter!

Beautifully designed book with projects that inspire and give ideas to further elaborate upon. The diagrams and directions are very clear and easy to follow. Especially enjoy seeing ideas with leather incorporated, as well as repurposing older books and boxes.

I love to make books and am always looking for new ideas and thoughts about making them. This is a wonderful book with great ideas and wonderful stitching diagrams.

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