|Storybook Project: Book Binding|


Today we were shown the different ways in which we could bind our books. i found the task very different yet i enjoyed looking at the different types of ways that a book can be presented and what a book can actually be. There are many different examples of books and what is classed as a book.

After doing a project within college that consisted of book binding i found the process quite interesting and i was able to expand my knowledge on the different types of binding that is available to us. Before i have only used the traditional Japanese stab binding and been able to do the different ways in which to present the thread on the outside of the book. however i found the use of using one sheet of paper and binding it that way particularly fascinating.

The use of techniques used within the paper to create pockets and create folds without having to cut and join together using thread was nice to try. I hope to to use one of these binding techniques for my book, i find that the more interesting the book itself is the more a child is drawn to it.

I like the idea of adding inserts into my book itself i find that this will add in a sense of togetherness between the reader and the book itself, being able to interact with the book is also a key in order to keep children entertained. Using my idea of the wizard of oz i want to be able to show the link with what each of the characters want such as the brain, the heart, courage and home. I was thinking of possibly adding cut out and creating a pocket for the pieces to sit in so that when the reader comes to that page it can then be removed have interaction and place the correct wish with the person whom originally asked for it.

I feel that my favourite binding technique was probably the constantine binding, i like how the paper can be opened to read the book as if it is an actual book binding in pages or it can also be read as a continuous open page and can read the full story.  i feel that this technique i may use for my final piece as it is experimental and shows a difference to the normal binding techniques.




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