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[–] OpabiniaRegalis 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Hi there! Not much activity here, so Im happy to start (gotta get ccp somehow...)

I've been into calligraphy for a few years now, and part of my first foray was a meek attempt to bind a cloth covered book. I admit, I don't intend to showcase the string-and-hole punch cover, but I've been itching to actually bind a book that I hand letter for some time. I'm hoping that some of the tutorials in this sub will give me a chance to practice and get better, hopefully without investing in too many tools just yet.

Thanks for making this sub and putting together all of these posts!

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[–] NeedleStack [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Your project sounds great, I hope you reach that goal. I've practiced calligraphy before but never stuck with it. I do love it though. Thanks for checking in. I'll keep an eye out for tutorials that incorporate calligraphy and binding vellum or vellum-like papers.

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[–] lvlegabyte 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I haven't made books but I do have friends with old books (not valuable mostly sentimental) that we'd like to repair. Another thing is that I have another friend that's really into leather working and I think if I (or anyone else in my group) gets good at binding we could make some nice custom leather covers for our favorites.

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[–] NeedleStack [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hi, I can picture you and your friends setting up a bookbinding practice session if you had the space. That might be a fun idea. Either way, I hope you make some leather covers someday.

I posted a link to a book-repairing set of tutorials earlier today that may be helpful: https://voat.co/v/BookBinding/comments/459060

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[–] lvlegabyte 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's actually the link I posted to our FB group! Haha one person said they'll be happy to see their books not needing a girdle again

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[–] kittenpoo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I just found this verse! NeedleStack does it again! I recently started paper marbling and binding. I want to start an etsy store but I am very self critical and mildly afraid to put myself out there. I love marbling though, it's like watching a really trippy gif, if you ever have the oportunity to give it a try I highly recommend it! Have you made any books since you posted this first?

Really great links, lots of stuff I've never seen before! I'm gonna be here for a while :)

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[–] NeedleStack [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yay! Welcome! There are several marbling videos and posts in the sub. Please do share whatever you've learned or make. I haven't made the jump from learning to creating yet but I know I will soon because the itch is so strong. How'd you find the sub?

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[–] kittenpoo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I found it scrolling through all-new, it's how i found your darning post too :) I'll definitly share some projects I'm working on if I can ever build up the confidence :)

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[–] Ar_Nimruzir 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Just saw a recent post in /v/all/new and wanted to come check out the sub, I am excited to try and bind some books of my own. I love reading and writing, so it seems only natural that I should be able to make books too!

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[–] NeedleStack [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's great news! I'm happy to have you aboard! I posted lots of tutorials on making your own soft and hard cover books.

There are many cool things to learn like different stitching techniques and what kinds of adhesives are best.

It's a lot to learn but you can practice by making a notebook in as little as 5 minutes with scrap paper. :)

If you make any books, feel free to post them!

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[–] Ar_Nimruzir 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Tomorrow I will try out making my own notebook and post the results! I really look forward to learning from this sub and seeing what my fellow bibliophiles have created.