If you are
serious, or mildly curious, about bookbinding, you should take a peek at Esther
Smith’s How To Make Books from Purgatory Pie Press. I checked this book out of the library over spring
break, but I was unable to crack it open before I had to be back at school.
Then I saw it on my friend, Jenny’s, bookshelf a few months ago and remembered
that I really wanted to read it. I’ve had it from the library for about a week
now and it’s definitely one I will purchase when my book budget bounces back.
off with ideas for simple books like accordion books, pamphlets, and books you
can make from a single sheet of paper. Later, it gets into beautiful stab
binding and long stitch books. I haven’t even tried any of the techniques yet
but have been completely captivated. I read it in bed before I fall asleep and
I’ve even read it on Metro. It’s that’s good.
of what to do on Metro, I’ve also been embroidering while riding public
transit. And on airplanes. It’s
wonderful to have a new hobby I can take (almost) anywhere. I’ve got Not Your Mama’s
Stitching up next after How To Make Books and all the Sublime Stitching books
on my wishlist. Along with hundreds of colors of embroidery floss. And many, many patterns from Sublime Stitching and Red Velvet Art.
you have a favorite How-To book or a new hobby?