Monday, 22 September 2014

Bookbinding Class

Back to college last Friday after the long summer break and we were all given a very nice album with accordian spine to make.  It is difficult to describe how we did it but I will try.

The spine was a piece of card made into a concertina at 1 cm intervals.  A slit was made in each pamphlet section and the folded card slotted through it.  We then slipped another piece of card just 7 mm wide and the same height as the page down the folded card to hold it in place (the tiny blue pieces showing on the inside of the pages).

The coloured card concertina adds a lovely feature to the outside spine of the finished book.

It was nice to be able to cover the outside of the book with some of the paper I had coloured when a friend was staying in the summer.  A button and piece of ribbon finished it off.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this book - didn't quite understand how the second piece of card slipped on to hold the first one in place - I'll have to see if I can find a demo on you tube - or else wait to see it in |November !