At Home with Handmade Books: 28 Extraordinary Bookbinding Projects Made from Ordinary and Repurposed Materials

Author(s): Erin Zamrzla


The handmade books presented here offer creative ways for you to explore your personal styles and interests: Create a record of this year's garden with a book made out of seed packets. Collect your favorite recipes under the protective cover of a plastic cutting mat. Make simple memo pads out of recycle bin scraps. In this collection of twenty-eight Japanese bookbinding projects, traditional techniques meet contemporary style, from easy-to-fold accordion books to the intricate and interesting Japanese stab-stitch bindings.
Book artist Erin Zamrzla makes Japanese stab binding easy and unintimidating. Her clear step-by-step instructions make even the more complicated stitches easy to re-create. Information on the basics of bookbinding, including terminology, tools, and techniques are included and many projects encourage the creative use of ordinary and recycled materials.
Make the projects in this book and discover creative ways to chronicle your life's adventures.


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Erin Zamrzla earned BFA and MFA degrees in graphic design from Fort Hays State University. Her creations have been featured in Ready Made magazine, and on Design*Sponge,,,,, and She is currently
designing, painting, and binding books from her home in Santa Monica, California. See more of her work at

General Fields

  • : 9781590308226
  • : Shambhala Publications Inc
  • : Shambhala Publications Inc
  • : 0.503
  • : May 2011
  • : 235mm X 181mm X 14mm
  • : United States
  • : June 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Erin Zamrzla
  • : Paperback
  • : 2012
  • : 686.3
  • : 160
  • : four colour throughout