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Since this month’s The Virtual Crafting Challenge features the Letter B, it seemed a good time to gather my bookbinding video tutorials together for you. If you are new to bookbinding you will find this series a great place to get started.

How to Make and use A Piercing Template

A piercing template is simply a piece of card stock used to create a template or pattern of the holes that you want to pierce through your paper to prepare your book for sewing up. 

You Will Need

  • Cardstock cut to the same height as your book pages
  • Paper cut and folded, to the finished size you want your book
  • Linen thread (or embroidery thread if you’re stuck)
  • Block of  Bees Wax (or a candle)
  • Cutting Mat
  • Steel Ruler
  • Craft Knife
  • Needle
  • Cork mat or foam mat
  • Bone folder

Method

The film below shows the creation of a piercing template. This is just an example to get you started, the placement of holes on your template will vary depending on the size of your book and the number of holes and the stitching pattern you are making.

If you have enjoyed this film or have any questions, do leave me a comment :) your feedback helps me discover what topics are popular and what films to make in the future.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Here is another in the bookbinding series of videos, this one as thet title suggests is on how to wax your thread for bookbinding. Do you like the ‘happy face’ I made with the spools of thread hehe.

 

I am planning more inking related films soon.

 

Best wishes and thanks for watching/reading.

 

Billie :)

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I just had to share this picture of just one of the four presses that my wonderful husband made for me for Christmas.

 

My new bookpress

My new bookpress

They are made from MDF, there are two around A4 in size to accommodate A6 book covers including spine pieces and two just a bit larger than A4. The larger ones will take  A5 book covers and spine pieces. So far those are my preferred sizes of book to make so I didn’t need any much bigger.

I am thrilled with these presses and can’t wait to put them into service, mind you my studio isn’t heated and is currently at best around 5 degrees! so these will be used indoors till the temperature improves. It seems to be difficult to buy presses of this kind so I am really glad to have these.

Links

My Friend Jackie over on the T.J Book Arts has links to  tutorials that you can print. The site has instructions for making these presses and other very useful tools for bookbinding. If you would like to take a look, here is the link;

http://www.tjbookarts.com/guides.htm

 

Best wishes, thanks for reading and see you soon.

 

Billie :)

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