Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Crafts for Bibliophiles

Handmade Books
If you are looking for a great way to pass a rainy summer day, why not try making a book? Crafters, DIYers, artists, origami and book-lovers alike might enjoy exploring any of the following titles, most of which include interesting tidbits about bookmaking history.

At Home with Handmade Books : 28 Extraordinary Bookbinding Projects Made from Ordinary and Repurposed Materials by Erin Zamrzla

More Making Books by Hand : Exploring Miniature Books, Alternative Structures, and Found Objects by Peter Thomas

By Alisa Golden, handmade book blogger, who also teaches bookmaking and letterpress printing at California College of the Arts:

Making Handmade Books : 100+ Bindings, Structures and Forms or
Expressive Handmade Books

Adding Some Jazz to Your Projects
Also try titles about altered art and pop-up construction, which describe techniques you might like to integrate into your bookmaking or craft projects.