Bookbinding Instructions on DVD & CD
I have come to the conclusion over the years, that apart from regular tuition either one to
one or in a class, the best form of bookbinding instructions available comes in the form of videos or
Through this medium you can learn at home and actually see each step of the procedure
carried out and of course you can re run any part of the tutorial when you need to.
We have got together the best library of bookbinding instructions on DVD & CD available
anywhere on the net.
There is something here for everyone, from the economy and simplicty of Angela Suttons
introduction to bookbinding, to the hands on experience of Nick Cowlishaw.
Angela Sutton has been binding and repairing books
since 1971, learning first of all from Ian Ross at the old Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes). She is the
current chairman of the Birmingham branch of the Society of Bookbinders, and the
Society's national conference organiser.
Angela Sutton's Bookbinding in Pictures offers a comprehensive introduction to the absorbing
craft of bookbinding.
It provides all necessary bookbinding instructions for beginners, describing the tools,
equipment and materials needed and how to work with them.
It is intended for people working on their own who will be able to achieve the goal of
rebinding a favourite book and thereby gain confidence to progress to further studies.
"In clarity of instruction and format,
this is the best beginners’ book
to come out in years."
Sandy Cohen, US Guild of Bookworkers
An inexpensive introduction to the craft of bookbinding.
Angela Sutton, Bookbinding In Pictures.
Nick Cowlishaw served a six year
hand bookbinding apprenticeship and has been a professional bookbinder ever since, with 50 years of experience in
He taught craft bookbinding at the London College of Printing for 18 years, and part time at
Morley College London for a further 14 years.
Some years ago he released the first of his bookbinding instructions on DVD. The well
received, Rebacking A Cloth Binding.
He has recently issued a set of
3 new DVD video bookbinding instructions which cover all the essential procedures involved in sewing and
forwarding, case binding and binding in half and full leather.
"In these videos, Nick works in a very
uncluttered workspace, nothing to distract the eye. It is easy to concentrate on what is being taught, and what a
lot is taught! The three DVD's cover the forwarding and binding of four standard styles of binding, from the simple
flat back case binding to the durable traditional binding in full leather."
Featured in this series are:
Vol.2 Case Binding
Vol.3 Leather Binding
Vol.4 Cloth Reback
You can find them here.
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