Traditional book binding is fascinating.

I went to Brooklyn Book Fest on Sept. 20, 2015 and met the author of “How to Make Books”, Esther K. Smith. She presented other books she made, which brought back my interest in making more books in various traditional way.

I bound my Chinese tea poems book and bird poems book in Japanese style.

Book binding 3 (tea and bird)

Though simple, it impressed my Hutton House students greatly. Here is a video from YouTube, Japanese Style Book Binding.

My next project will be this,

And also, leather book, see How its made Traditional Bookbinding.