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Book making techniques


From: Michelle Molnar (mmolnar1_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jul 31 2002 - 04:35:41 PDT

I would also like the sites you found on bookmaking. What do you all have
your students do in their sketchbooks? I wanted to have my high school
students make their own sketchbooks and then have them keep sketchbook
journals. I bought the book Cover to Cover which is great, but I am still
uncertain about what materials to buy. What kind of paper do you all use
for the front and back covers? What kind of thread or yarn? What kind of
needles? Adhesives? I am a bit overwhelmed! Any advice would be greatly
appreciated! Thanks! -Michelle
----- Original Message -----
From: Maggie White <>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: Book making techniques

> Hi, Carolyn,
> I have several really good sites bookmarked if you still need them.
> I've had my students make their own sketchbooks the last several
> semesters; the actual making of them is a lesson in itself with a bit of
> history and info about traditional bookbinding techniques. We did do
> the Japanese stab binding, which looks really nice, but it was very
> difficult to add more pages; it required unbinding and resewing the
> pages, which meant my having to stop and get out the supplies again for
> each individual student. They now use the long-legged brass brads,
> which I like because they can add notebook paper and more sketch paper
> more easily. I'd be glad to send you the handout if you like.
> Mag
> croberts wrote:
> >
> > Need some help on book making.
> >
> > I want my students to make their own sketchbooks and I want them to sew
> > together.
> >
> > How do I make the holes in the paper...or what is the best way to do
> >
> > I've made them before, but they were small enough that we could use a
> > long-arm stapler. This time, I want the books to be 9x12".
> >
> > Any tips, hints, etc. would be appreciated...
> > Carolyn
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