Bookcraft does not require much storage or worktop space. Many elements of book construction can easily be carried-out around the home or garden ~ alone or with friends.
In the picture ~ above ~ part of a book is being sewn, at one end of an outdoor picnic table, on a cool ~ windy ~ day. When the rain comes ~ as it did! ~ all the necessary bits and pieces can be scooped-up and taken indoors in a few moments.
The black toolbox was not needed or used for the task under way ~ and it rather spoils the claim I made ~ above ~ for easy mobility. I brought it out with me 'just-in-case' the contents might be required. Most of the bits and pieces needed for an hour's work were packed in the pink box. A more informative view of what is happening is available ~ with lots of explanatory links [more].
Numerous easily made journals and albums can be made with simple bookcraft skills ~ and without the need for elaborate tools or facilities.
The sewing I was doing in the garden was a simple task ~ suitable for most ages . For the children's kits very blunt plastic needles are provided ~ and I would advise blunt needles for general use .
This site aims to offer projects for all ages and capabilities all providing excellent experience in readiness for moving on to bookbinding ~ fully tooled ~ fine leather bindings ~ sewn on cords. Alas we are not providing expertise for bookbinders here. Bookbinding requires a workshop with large desktop space and several bulky tools. We offer a start ~ which can produce lots of useful results.We call it bookcraft .
There will also be links for sales of ready-made books. A full contents listing will be available, and also an index. We are not ready to complete that at this stage. This page is providing working links to several possible starters ~ browse away!