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Re-Bound by Jeannine Stein
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Mar 24, 12

Read in February, 2012

Jeannine Stein begins this book by explaining the parts of every book like the spine, the fore edge and the text block. She also goes into tools and materials crafters and artists will want to have on hand when beginning their projects like various kinds of cutting tools, twines and threads and awls and drills. Before getting into the actual bookmaking she also goes over techniques and guidelines no matter what type of book is being created. This is especially important information for people that are new to the art of handmade books.

The projects fall into five different chapters grouped together by such categories as Hunting Buried Treasure and Dive In. Hunting Buried Treasure shows how to create notebooks, journals and more from thrift store, estate sale and flea market finds. Dive In is all about the finds that can be found in dumpsters and trash cans, in other words, one man's trash is another man's treasure. These chapters are perfect for the person who just needs an idea to use up some materials they already have on hand, or to give a first-time bookmaker an idea of the broad range of possibilities.

For anyone who wants to turn a Vogue pattern book into a purse-shaped design journal, a bath mat into a fold-out scrapbook or beverage coasters into a drink recipe book, this is the book to get. It's full of possibilities not only for creating handmade books to keep, but also for making handmade treasures to give away.

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