Flat Back Archives - the book hut

A new term begins!

Well a new term has started, and it looks like we will be learning more structures techniques this term, including leather bound books with cords, leather pairing and knife sharpening – very exciting! In the meantime we are making some rounded and backed books very similar to the flat backs we made last term. Here […]

A book to conserve… Cookbook in Colour

Well, many apologies for not updating this earlier  – I actually have lots of updates, but have just not gotten round to sitting down and writing something! So I will start with what we are working on at the moment in our studio time (Fridays). We have all been asked to bring in dilapidated books, […]

A Collection of Poetry for My Mother

This little book I made earlier in the summer for my mother’s birthday. The sections are a collection of Poetry booklets that came free with the Guardian and Observer newspaper over Christmas last year. This is something the broadsheets often do over the Christmas period and are a great thing to collect if you spot […]

Bookbinding Update | Week 15

Yesterday was a good day, we didn’t have the board to start the slip cases, so the evening was a catch up evening – giving me the chance to finish my Flat back binding, which I managed and is now complete. This was the one I sent an image of some time back showing the […]

Bookbinding Update | Week 8

So, eight weeks in and I’ve been a bit more productive. You’ll see that I now have the corners on my 1/2 bound flat back book – very neat and tidy if I do say so myself, and have finished my disappearing spine pamphlet (called as such because you can’t see the spine). The latter is […]