The goal of this thesis is to show, that even without an apprenticeship as a bookbinder and without expensive machines it is still possible to bind excellent books. Even with regular materials and tools, nearly everyone has already at home. It is the intention to impart the most necessary knowledge about the materials and to give the readers helpful advice. This should make bookbinding easier and comes from firsthand experience. The most common binding techniques, which can be found in binderies, but also the doors to the field of book arts will be opened and explained, with bindings that are different and not that conventional, but not necessarily more difficult to do.
Binding: fluent sewing binding
What’s special: dos à dos binding (two books in one), one sheet is folded in and 3 pages wide