Take a look at an antique book and you will soon realise, that despite years of wear and tear, it has survived remarkably well in comparison to today’s books. This is thanks to the skills of the bookbinders craft. Making endpapers, stitching by hand on a sewing frame, and spine lining techniques are all important processes to achieve a good binding.
ABOUT THIS PROCESS
There are a variety of styles of bookbinding and while learning from historical methods you can develop new ideas and create your own unique books.
Book Making at Green Door is tutored by Conservation/Restoration and Artists Book Maker Matt Edwards. Matt is the curator of visual art at the Joseph Wright Study Centre (at the Derby Museum).
Examples of Matt’s work can be seen on his blog.
Matt can also be found on Twitter @MattBookbinding