Bookbinding 101 is a series of posts designed to provide a solid foundation of bookbinding knowledge, which, for the new bookbinder, will teach you all you need to know to get addicted started.

And for the intermediate binder, it should refresh some skills, teach you some new tricks, and maybe add a new structure or two to the ones you already know how to create.

We'll discuss the materials, the tools you can't live without, and you'll learn to make many different book structures and how to combine them. By the end, you should be able to pick up any book on bookbinding and be able to follow along, which sometimes isn't easy to do without already having some experience and a working knowledge of bookbinding vocabulary.

Bookbinding 101 will be a collaboration between Karleigh and Daniel (her husband), who is also a bookbinder. We think this will be a lot of fun, and we hope you do too.

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