That New Hobby You’ve Been Looking For

Adventures in Bookbinding coverBookbinding – it sounds intimidating and academic, not crafty. Notebooks and diaries are bought at stores, not made at home…right? Wrong! Adventures in Bookbinding, by Jeannine Stein, is a step-by-step guide to handcrafting mixed-media books. This is a highly-illustrated beginner’s guide that covers the basics like folding paper, the anatomy of a book, and binding stitches. There are easy-to-follow instructions on how to create all manner of journals and art books with bejeweled, felted, canvas, quilted, and clay covers. If you’ve already done knitting, embroidery, crochet, model-making, and beading and want a new hobby, try bookbinding! Don’t forget, once you’re done with Stein’s designs, the Library has more how-to’s on handcrafting books.