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How does one learn bookbinding?
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: How does one learn bookbinding?
- From: Bonefolder@xxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 14:49:23 -0500
- Message-id: <199703062000.MAA31296@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I would like to take up bookbinding as an avocation and possibly as a
profession. I am interested in learning ordinary binding techniques (hollow
back cloth or buckram) in addition to fine leather binding and restoration
work. I have heard of the binders who travel to England and work as
apprentices for years. Is this the only way to become a professional? I am
currently building up a library of books on bookbinding. Any advice from the
bookbinders out there would be greatly appreciated!