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Recovering a Paperback

Recovering a paperback

A member was asked to put a hard cover on this recent purchase of a heavy paperback, approximately 50mm thick. The result is shown in the left hand book in the picture here.

New Courses

The Guild will be starting a new set of courses after the August 2012 meeting.

Looking For A Home

Vintage cars: Machinery Preservation Group

The Craft Bookbinders Guild, together with a number of other clubs, are combining in an Alliance in order to find a new home.


PVA Adhesives

In bookbinding, glue can sometimes mean paste but paste is never glue.

Gold Blocking

Gold blocking presses

The March meeting discussion and demonstration was on the use of gold blocking machines to provide the finishing touches to a book.

Marbling Edges

Marbled edges on a finished book and a block ready for casing

As with many crafts, it is the little things that make the difference. There are often aspects of a craft that the beginner overlooks that the professional does out of habit.

Find a Good Book

As ironic as it may sound, one of the best sources of good ideas and techniques is in the many books on bookbinding.

Joining Threads

When stitching book sections together it is not uncommon to have a piece of thread that is too short to complete the job. If this is the case, then you need to join another length to the first.