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"Who wouldn’t immediately fall in love with a crafty author (Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books with Recycled and Repurposed Materials, 2009, was her first) whose first sentence proclaims, 'Books are my passion'? And through this statement, Stein expresses a love not only of reading but also of her 15-year hands-on affair with making books. The writing is clear and articulate; instructions rock, especially since all feature enough illustrations, directions, and color photographs for novices to follow. The real lure? Her 10 projects, deliberately skewed to the beginner level, but also playful enough to entice professionals. Media range from crochet and jewelry fixings to doll-fashioning and quilting. Each pattern also features two alternatives: a one-page shortcut version (read: store-bought materials like prefab dolls and costume jewelry) and a master’s option, created by another artist, not including directions. A bling-decorated sketchbook or a quilted-for-comfort workbook?" — Booklist
Jeannine Stein has been making books for more than fifteen years, exploring bindings, mediums, and techniques. In addition to teaching book-binding, she is an award-winning journalist, and she has written extensively about paper crafts-artists' books, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, and letterpress. She is the author of Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books with Recycled and Repurposed Materials (Quarry Books, 2009). She lives in Los Angeles.
Very good book of ideas.
The steps are not so clear in photos and the author explains the adventures much more them the bookbinding. Read more
Some nice techniques included in instructions. Some of the books are a little "crafty" but worth having. A good teaching aid.Published 9 months ago by Suzanne Tourtelot
This book is full of lots if unique ideas. It isn't quite what I was looking for but the quality of ideas and projects in the book are great. Read morePublished 13 months ago by oneredjellybean
Just as good as the Handmade Books I ordered. It gave me a large amount of Ideas to work with.
I thought the book had some interesting ideas which I would eventually like to try. They are somewhat unusual designs.Published 18 months ago by John
I highly recommend this book to get ideas and instructions for making bequtiful journals. I am planning to make the quilted journal as a gift this year, and have used the weaving... Read morePublished 20 months ago by L. DeChow
There are several ideas here, but I needed something more basic and this was a bit too advanced. I wanted something pretty basic.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well written with many photo references. A great source and well detailed instructions for stitching. Recommended for artists wanting to create their own art journals. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Therese P. Dignard
This book showed many types of bindings. I could understand the descriptions easily and the graphics were well done. I have already tried at least two of the samples.Published on May 10, 2012 by Franlorh