Bookbinding Info and Tips, Accordion How-to

All of this Information is from Expressive Handmade Books by Elisa Golden-

Examples of folds:



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Different uses for paper:

– ultralight paper- folded double for side-bound books

-lightweight- endpapers, covering boards

-medium-weight- text for sewn book

– heavyweight- accordion-folded books, soft covers

Adding words:

– This can be done by hand or with stencils. The title and last name can be added to the spine







Here are some diagrams showing how to fold accordion books:

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This information is from Non-Adhesive Binding Books without Glue or Paste  by Keith A.Smith



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Grain and Sewing



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