B is for bookbinding

As you know I love to learn new skills and tonight I finally learned how to make my own hand bound book.

For ages I’ve been promising myself that I’ll learn how to create my own sketch and notebooks so when the opportunity came up at Make It Glasgow I jumped at the chance.

Bex was a great tutor who gave us lots of tips so we could take this new skill and make more at home. I’ve got lots of ideas now on how to make books to keep my designs in, writing and sketching and I’m thinking about different types of covers too.

If you’re looking for a relaxing class I can highly recommend it.

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If you want to see some masters of book binding get yourself to the Glasgow International Artists Bookfair in Glasgow next year. There will be a chance to buy the most amazing handmade books and learn how to make them. Here’s a wee link to their website: http://www.giab.org.uk

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