"I have studied the first 55 pages carefully. I have no hesitation in saying that it is the best,
clearest, and most well-written account for people of my background
that I have yet come across – and that by a long, long way. Writing
explanations of such intricate activities is not easy
and your book is
a masterpiece of lucid writing."
Edward Fiddy, Oxford
Angela Sutton's Bookbinding in Pictures offers a comprehensive introduction to the absorbing craft
of bookbinding. It provides all necessary instruction for beginners,
describing the tools, equipment and materials needed and how to
work with them. It is intended for people working on their own who
will be able to achieve the goal of rebinding a favourite book and thereby gain
confidence to progress to further studies.
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The photographs are carefully matched to the written instructions. Text and photographs
appear side by side on screen and each page can be printed separately
or as part of a unit.
This ancient and wonderful craft is in danger of disappearing through
lack of local classes and the opportunity to learn. Angela Sutton has
put together a set of basic instructions for complete beginners, with the emphasis on how to use the tools, equipment and materials.
"I have enjoyed the case binding section
which is very thorough, comprehensive
and the photos are really good ...
I was intrigued by your triple method
of handling single sheets
which is quick and easy to do."
June McNicol, Australia
"In clarity of instruction and format,
this is the best beginners’ book
to come out in years."
Sandy Cohen, US Guild of Bookworkers
The book is priced at £25, and the CD at £17. You can buy both for £35. Postage and packing charges vary according to destination. Please select the correct option on the PayPal button below. If you have already bought the CD, and would like a copy of the book at a reduced price, please contact Angela directly.
"A pretty comprehensive working guide ...
with the great attraction of numerous
clear photographs of all the stages
of work discussed"
Barry McKay, Society of Bookbinders
"Your MARVELLOUS book has arrived. I am a visual learner and this is just what I needed.
I have done a wee beginners' course at an adult community class which had a good teacher
but I suffer from anxiety and found the environment turned my brain to clag.
The book fills in the bits I found hard to assimilate."
Melanie Anne Todd, New Zealand
Peter Bryenton attended Angela Sutton’s course at Malvern and has
applied his photographic expertise to complement Angela’s technical
skill. Text and photographs combine to make a practical detailed guide
which will give the beginner a solid foundation in the craft.