Book-binding: makes me miss suturing7:11 AM
Last Sunday I acquired another skillset I'm never gonna need (see also: rubbercutting, calligraphy), but so much fun to do! Frances and I joined CraftMNL's Love Bound book binding workshop at Fully Booked, where we learned three types of bookbinding: perfect binding, coptic stitch, and Japanese stab binding.
The wonderful Ms. Nikki was our facilitator.
Taken from the CraftMNL instagram.
After the workshop we met up with Chrissete and had dinner at Racks. I haven't been in a Racks in YEARS. We also had dessert at Slice. Frances has a lovely account of the workshop and the aftermath here.
InspirationRecalling an intricate coptic stitch pattern I saw months ago, my Google-fu led to me to these wonderfully constructed hand-stitched books. Not all of them came with tutorials, but I think I can deduce how each one was made.
And of course my favorite:
So much inspiration, so little time! I have the third test of the USMLE next month, so I have to hunker down yet again. But I don't think I can hold off on binding more books!
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