My Go-To Resources

When I first started making books, I had no clue where to start. So I turned to YouTube and searched for several different things like journals, books, making books, book of shadows, etc. It was all hit or miss. Some videos had great content! Some…not so much.

But what I realized is that the more varied videos I watched, the more inspiration and ideas I had. Therefore I was able to hone into what I really wanted to make! So my first book was actually a tri-fold, 11″ x 17″ monster. It’s definitely not a travel sized book!

My first book - 11" x 17"
My first book – 11″ x 17″

This was a great size for what I had planned for it – a lot of writing and art work. But it wasn’t practical to take it with me. It’s too bulky, even for moving around my own house. So I kept looking for different types and sizes to make. So that’s where I decided to go beyond the YouTube world and check out some books. These are my go-to resources for books and YouTube channels to watch:

Books:
Bookbinding: A How-To Guide by E. P. Carter
Making Handmade Books by Alisa Golden

YouTube Channels:
Nerdforge
Sea Lemon
BookbindersChronicle
StampinStuff01
Mrs Cog

There are so many books and YouTube videos out there that it may seem overwhelming. If it doesn’t catch your attention right away, I suggest you move on to the next.

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