- a perfect primer on magic of bookmaking Review by NULL NULL
I fell in love with books in a whole new way after watching this video. I've watched it twice. The smooth practiced demonstration was an excellent intro to bookmaking. I have since bought several books showing different types of art books, but this video is my reference "how to". I recommend this video as one of my favorite purchases, igniting a totally new passion!
(Posted on 8/31/12)
- Excellent introduction to book-binding Review by Caroline Alexander
This is the best video I have seen on the subject! Dea Fischer's instructions are clear and precise, the camera is focused on exactly what you need to see - her hands and the paper - and the whole process is unhurried without being slow. It should be possible to work along with this video. Dea's style of teaching is friendly, and there is no waffle. There were a few things I already knew, but revision is good and its a timely reminder of stages that are easily overlooked. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I will be referring back to it again as I attempt to improve my book-binding skills, and expand on what I can already do. I particularly appreciated the use of brightly coloured thread that shows exactly how the stitches are formed so there is no mistaking where the needle has been, or is going. For anyone that has already struggled through the freebie videos and various books on the subject, this is well worth the money, and will give a good grounding in making one's own journals. There are lots of little tips here that will give a novice a professional finish from the word go.
(Posted on 6/28/12)