Friday, 22 July 2016

Fun for Friday: Art and Crafts

Written by Shereen LaPlantz

2001 (reissue JULY 20, 2016); 128 Pages
Dover Publications
Genre: arts, crafts, nonfiction

(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.)

"This innovative approach to bookbinding demonstrates an array of creative techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow, well-illustrated directions for more than 25 patterns explain how to make seven different kinds of books with pop-up panels and pages that "explode" from the spine as well as slipcases, tassels, and other distinctive features.
The guide begins with instructions for a simple accordion-fold book. Successive projects build on methods readers have already mastered and introduce new skills, including the pamphlet stitch, ideal for photo albums and scrapbooks; tacket binding, the versatile stitch of medieval Europe; and the Coptic stitch, employed by Christians of ancient Egypt. A full-color photo gallery, with contributions from more than 60 artists, offers further inspiration for enhancing and personalizing projects by using alphabets, bestiaries, botanical illustrations, and other designs. The author includes a glossary of terms as well as information on materials and tools." (From Amazon)

I enjoyed looking through this book as it has very creative ideas and great pictures.  I would really like to try at least one or two of the techniques listed in the book.  If I do I will definitely make sure I let you all know! And maybe post pictures if it looks okay.

k (My Novelesque Life)

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