Bookbinding bad habits – a giveaway
While I was teaching my workshop at Studio Place Arts last night, I realized that several times I prefaced a technique with the following:
This is how I do it. You may take another workshop and they’ll tell you that you have to do it a different way. I’m not sure how I learned to do it this way…it could just be a bad habit I picked up along the way. However, it works for me and my books have always turned out okay.
It seems I have quite a few bad habits [a.k.a. not done using widely-accepted technique]. The biggest one is that when I glue covers, I put the glue on the board and not on the cloth or paper. I wonder if I saw someone do it this way once and it stuck with me. Regardless, it works for me.
In light of my naughty bookbinder behavior, I have decided that I want company. Up for grabs – a bunch of goodies from the French Paper Company. Besides making rocking paper, this company has the best promotions ever.
Including in the prize are the following items:
- One inflatable Jerry French (read this post for more information)
- 3 sample books for the Speckletone, Dur-o-Tone, and Muscletone lines
- Paper Specs
As I mentioned earlier, what I want from you is validation – I want to know that I’m not the only one ignoring the rules. Reply to this post telling me what you do that’s not-quite-kosher.
Don’t worry, I’m not judging you.
The deadline for entry is October 15, 2009 and the winner will be chosen at random – it has to be random, otherwise I’d be judging you and I already told you that I won’t do that.
Let the confessions commence!