• Bradel Bindings Galore!

    Posted on February 15, 2018 by in Book Structures

    What a fabulous group of people I worked with in this course! The Bradel Binding requires a bit of patience, risk taking, and precision. Nine women tackled the project with enthusiasm, cooperation, and humor. They shared materials, expertise, laughs, and book arts stories. The first day of the class involved dyeing the Tyvek with acrylic inks. Colors were picked based on the papers they brought for the covers. The inner cover was constructed and rounded. On the second day we covered the two outer boards with their papers – not always straight forward because some of the papers were quite thin and had to be reinforced. Once the three piece covers were complete, the pre-assembled text block was fitted and glued into the covers. Each book represents someone’s artistic vision and the results are eye-popping. They are 3.5 inches by 5.5 inches. Some books still have the waxed paper protecting the text block from glue but aren’t these just the BEST!