Sunday, 21 February 2016

How a book is made

Here are a few photos to give an idea on the process of making a book.
First of all collecting materials together.
     Fabric  for the cover, some board to cover, and paper to make into pages.
Fold the paper in half.
The pages are nestled together to form signatures in this case 5 pieces in each.
Holes are then punched in each signature.
Thread waxed then signatures sewn together.
After the signatures are sewn, they are clamped and the spine is given a couple of coats of glue and some thin muslin type cloth glued on. 
The headbands are added.
Decorative paper the same size as the book pages folded and glued on as end papers. 
The book cloth is glued to the boards the boards are the put under weight over night. 
The pages are the attached to the boards by gluing the end papers to the boards. Then the whole thing is put under weights again over night. And the book is done. 


Sunday, 7 February 2016

New Beginnings.

Things have just been plodding along in my studio doing little bits and pieces managing at least one notebook a week and the odd sketch and prep for ongoing projects. 
This is one of the books I made. It is made from a vintage snakes and ladders board. 
The tea bag book is still on going I have about four more pictures to do then I can think about binding it.
These are just a few of the latest ones. All painted on teabags and are from photos I have taken around Yorkshire. 
The other projects I have become involved in are doing a sketch a day in a moleskine diary. I alow myself 15 mins for them so are better than others but it good to push myself and make myself draw something everyday even if I don't get time for anything else. Here are a few of the daily sketches.
This has been the work bit of the last couple of weeks but the main event was the birth of my grand daughter Poppy Henry Bushby.