You don’t need to be an experienced bookbinder to enjoy the age-old art of bookbinding. Chanel Ly, founder of Bitter Melon Bindery, is here to show that all it takes are a few basic tools and materials to get started!
With a variety of timeless stitches and beautiful bindings to choose from, you’ll find the perfect method no matter what you’re interested in making. Create the ideal sketchbook with an exposed spine and lay flat binding using the Coptic Stitch, construct a sturdy journal that will stand the test of everyday use with Case Binding, or stitch together a beautiful photo album gift by trying a variation on the Long Stitch. In addition to step-by-step directions for eight full projects, you’ll learn how to design your own book or upgrade an existing one with fun accessories like closures, bands and pockets!
Full of helpful tips, a guide to troubleshooting common mistakes, and plenty of visual examples, this resource will fuel all your bookish needs for years to come!