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My First Bookmaking Project

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

This week, with the help and advice of my coworkers, I embarked on my first bookmaking project. I started with a basic design around using Chicago screws and I wanted to share some progress images. After this experience I think the process is the special part of the book, even though the finished result is very pretty (if I do say so myself).

Pieces of eska board cut for the cover

Pieces of eska board for the cover, this will be like the skeleton of the book.

Putting rice paste onto the eska board

Putting rice paste onto the eska board to attach the cover paper

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Handmade book for a three year old – by Lindsay Zier-Vogel

Monday, May 9th, 2011

photo book 1 - covers

One of my very favourite gifts when I was a kid was the board book my mom made me of all of the things my three-year-old self could do – swing, colour, kick soccer balls…so when my favourite three-year-old had a birthday recently, I decided that it was time to make him a “Rudi can…” book of his own.

photo book 2 - pages

I printed out photos, glued them onto coloured cardstock and in my very best printing wrote out descriptions under each picture. I then got the pages laminated (because if there’s one thing three-year-olds aren’t it’s easy on books!)

photo book 3 - pagesphoto book 4 - cover

For the cover, I cut some chiyogami into triangles, added a ribbon and stamped out “Rudi is three” in the corner.

photo book 5 - binding

To bind it all together, I used some brown linen tape (my new favourite thing!) and Chicago screws to hold all of the pages together.

photo book 6 - linen tape binding

Listening to my favourite three-year-old read his very own book to himself has been one of the highlights of my year so far!!

photo book 7 - rudi reading

Lindsay Zier-Vogel
writer, arts educator, book maker