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From pages to books: A step-by-step guide to bookbinding

How are books held together and how are they protected? From page folding and stitching through to book cover decoration – presenting the work stages and equipment of the bookbinding craft.
A number of simple binding methods – from saddle stitching and gluing through to fanfolding − provides a successful introduction to the world of bookbinding, even for the inexperienced.

Activity: Create your own fanfolds using a pencil and ruler by folding the block of paper, gluing and cutting. Make a book yourself using paper, needle and thread.

Age: from class five

Curriculum link: Art

Information and reservation:

Phone: +49 341 2271-324

Last update: 23.6.2017

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