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We are pleased to offer currently two books for bookbinding. These are Step by Step Guide by Cathy Abbott and Hand Bookbinding by Aldren Watson.

Step by Step guide by Cathy Abbott

160 pages 260mm x 215mm Hardback Features 300 colour photographs The craft of bookbinding has a long history and tradition. It has developed through the ages and is now enjoying a period of renewed popularity and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or an established bookbinder wishing to refresh your memory, this practical book introduces the techniques with step-by-step instructions and photographs. It explains how to transform a few sheets of paper and some thread into a book to be proud of. For the more experienced, the author also covers how to work with leather to create classic, professional bindings. Topics include: Single-section bindings; paperback and hardback Multi-section bindings; full cloth case, photograph album, quarter leather binding with paper or cloth-covered sides, and wrap-around structure Containers; phase box, slipcase and portfolio case Our view:- Kathy Abbott displays a confident knowledge of bookbinding and the desire to pass her knowledge on to others in this clear and easy-to-follow book

Hand Bookbinding by Aldren Watson

Inside learn the traditional methods of bookbinding, and produce high quality hand bound books, through detailed instructions, and with over 270 helpful illustrations, listings of materials and tools and equipment. The author has gone to great lengths to show the fundamental procedures and technical methods in rebinding an old book, making a slip case, and other essentials. Also included are step by step directions for folding, sewing, attaching and covering the boards, pasting down, end papers etc right through to the end. Produced in black and white.

New Lizard Sketchbooks

We are also delighted to add a new set of Lizard effect PVC coated paper bound Sketch books, in A3, A4 & A5 sizes portrait and landscape with 96 pages of quality drawing cartridge paper. These eye catching unique sketch books will make a wonderful present or beautiful addition to the artists out there!

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