Bookbinding Class - Day 2
Today started with flowers and cinnamon buns, so it was obviously going to be a good day.
We glued down our spines and cover boards, put on the bookcloth, turned the corners,
cased in the text blocks and all of a sudden -- real books!!!
Book #1 went into the presses and we charged headlong into Book #2. Although it was technically the same as the first, I found myself adding a lot to my notes, which I had thought were quite comprehensive....
Here is Don turning corners
and Ed making end tapes.
About six hours later, scant minutes before the end of "overtime" (the extra hour beyond the optional hour that Myssie agreed to stay with us) I had Book #2 ready for the press:
This photo really doesn't capture the colors at all. That marbled paper is just gorgeous.... I'll get it back tomorrow, but I did have Book #1 to bring home and show off :-)
(Ed had already taken his books to his car, so he didn't have the fruits of his labor to display for the group picture. That's a shame because he used some really gorgeous papers and leathers; his books looked quite different from the rest.)
Now, are those HAPPY BOOKBINDERS or what??
Thank you, Myssie! Thank you MPH! This class rocked.