An Introduction to the Art of Book Binding
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An Introduction to the Art of Book Binding

Learn binding techniques for journals, sketchbooks, zines, artist's books, scrap books, and more!
4.6 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
126 students enrolled
Created by Rachel Curry
Last updated 9/2014
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will have a general understanding of book making with an exposure to:
  • Terms, Materials, and Resources
  • Binding Techniques
  • Book Making Inspiration
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Requirements
  • Obtain materials described in course
Description

In this introductory bookmaking course, students will learn five binding techniques. Book binding terms, materials and resources will be discussed as well as book arts communities and events. This course is perfect for anyone with a desire to make things. Hand made books are great for gifts, self published art or literature, journaling, sketchbooking, scrap booking, and much more! The art of hand made books is a meditative, fun and rewarding process that I believe everyone could benefit from being exposed to.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with a desire to create
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 33 Lectures Collapse All 33 Lectures 01:59:25
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Course Introduction
4 Lectures 08:32

Recommended Reading
02:37

This video is an example of proper cutting technique. Refer to this video when cutting book board or paper.

X- Acto Cutting Technique
02:04

This is a more detailed explanation of how to lock the book binding thread onto a needle and tie a slip knot. Refer to this video for the Pamphlet, Long Stitch, and Coptic binding sections.

Preparing Thread for Binding
01:33
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Pamphlet Books!
5 Lectures 21:35
Introduction & Examples of Pamphlets
01:52

Pamphlet Supplies
01:18

Preparing for Pamphlet
13:10

Pamphlet Binding
04:31

Pamphlet Conclusion
00:44
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Accordion Books!
7 Lectures 23:57
Introduction and Examples of Accordions
03:18

Accordion Supplies
03:12

Preparing Accordion Covers
08:28

Creating Accordion Structure
03:29

Inserting Postcards in Accordion Book
02:28

Finishing Your Accordion Book
01:52

Accordion Conclusion
01:10
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Long Stitch!
7 Lectures 35:09
Introduction And Examples of Long Stitch Books
03:21

Long Stitch Supplies
03:30

Preparing Signatures for Long Stitch Binding
02:56

Designing and Punching Holes for Long Stitch
05:36

Preparing Cover for Long Stitch
07:52

Long Stitch Binding
10:43

Long Stitch Conclusion
01:11
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Coptic Stitch!
6 Lectures 21:00
Introduction and Examples of Coptic Books
02:10

Coptic Supplies
01:07

Preparing for Coptic Binding
04:45

Preparing Thread for Coptic Binding
02:33

Coptic Binding Technique
09:09

Coptic Binding / Course Conclusion!
01:16
About the Instructor
Rachel Curry
4.6 Average rating
11 Reviews
126 Students
1 Course

In edition to developing her work independently, Rachel has studied art at institutions such as School of Visual Arts, Society of Illustrators and the New York Art Students League. Her work experiences with letterpress printing and book arts studios like Purgatory Pie Press and the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan as well as Classic Letterpress in Ojai, California have helped her further develop her skills and techniques in this field. As an artist, she focuses primarily on book arts, printmaking, and drawing. She finds the process of bookmaking very rewarding for its concrete and tactile qualities and is eager to share this joy with anyone who is interested in learning.