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Book Arts

A source for bookbinding and printing instructions, videos and links to resources regarding book production, history, culture and art.

Information about Tools and Materials, and How to Use Them

For information about where to buy materials, click on Suggested Links and Readings

Folding and Cutting Tools


How to make starch paste using a microwave from iBookbinding

How to make cheap wheat paste at home, from iBookbinding

Jim Escalante's tutorial on how to make methyl cellulose adhesive

Paper & Boards

Cloths and Fabrics

Jim Escalante's tutorial on how to make book cloth with any fabric and methyl cellulose adhesive (works better if your strain the lumps out of the methyl celluolose)