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DIY Binding Techniques

A course by Fábrica de Texturas
Design Studio. Madrid, Spain.
Joined February 2015
, Design Studio

Discover bookbinding techniques to create your own publication

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (734)
  • 13046 students

Discover bookbinding techniques to create your own publication



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (734)
  • 13046 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 4m)
  • 8 additional resources (8 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


Join Fábrica de Texturas to learn how to design and bind your own books, catalogs, fanzines, travel journals, or portfolios entirely by hand.

Familiarize yourself with the various techniques involved in bookbinding, from paper folding and Japanese stitching to methods for making all types of covers and foldouts, while exploring ways to work with different materials like wood, cardboard, and fabric. Find out how to create a layout with your artwork and adapt it to each type of bookbinding to make your own creations.

This course goes hand in hand with Manual Printing for Photopolymer Stamps, where Fábrica de Texturas teaches stamping and printing techniques using household materials.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Binding. Basic concepts
  • U3
    U3. Folded notebooks
  • U4
    U4. Stitched notebooks
  • U5
    U5. Desktop publishing
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Get started with a brief introduction to the concept of low-tech design, which involves the use of techniques that eliminate the need for special machinery and complex processes. Then explore the different parts of a book and the tools and materials you need.

Once your basic bookbinding kit is ready, discover the steps to create variations of folded books with accordion, butterfly, and geometric binding techniques, as well as stitched books using Japanese and Coptic stitching methods.

Next, dive into the vast world of self-publishing. Learn to design your own book, choosing the materials, the cover type, the format, and more. With this foundation to build on, find out how to digitally create the layout for your project with Adobe InDesign.

Wrap up by printing and binding your work, and share your handmade portfolio with the world!

What is this course's project?

Apply bookbinding techniques to self-publish any type of print content. To guide you, Fábrica de Texturas creates a catalog for a fruit shop, but you can choose your own graphic artwork and your favorite personal projects to assemble a spectacular portfolio.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to learn about editorial design and creatively put together their own original portfolio or publication, whether that's a catalog, photo book, fanzine, or travel journal.

Requirements and materials

Grab all the basic bookbinding materials you can find at home, including paper, brushes, and fabric, as well as any embellishments you want to add to your creation. Don't worry, Fábrica de Texturas explains where you can buy everything else.

You also need a computer with Adobe InDesign or any other layout-design program and, of course, a desire to learn and have fun.


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Fábrica de Texturas

A course by Fábrica de Texturas

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Design Studio

Fábrica de Texturas is a Madrid-based DIY project founded in 2012. It is spearheaded by Gabriela Rodríguez and Xavier Robledo, two artists from the world of handcrafted design. Their philosophy involves experimenting with artisanal techniques and the plastic arts to infuse these classics with a modern flair and make them accessible to everyone.

Their DIY kits and workshops have become so famous that brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, IKEA, Mahou, Fnac, and DaWanda regularly reach out to them for all kinds of collaborations and events.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Textures Factory and the "Low Tech"
    • Theoretical introduction and contemporary applications
    • Contents
  • U2

    Binding. Basic concepts

    • Anatomy of the book
    • Tools and Materials
  • U3

    Folded notebooks

    • Accordion
    • Butterfly (part I)
    • Butterfly (part II)
    • Geometric
  • U4

    Stitched notebooks

    • Japanese binding (part I)
    • Japanese Binding (Part II)
    • Japanese Binding (Variant)
    • Coptic binding
  • U5

    Desktop publishing

    • Book design
    • Layout and printing
    • Binding
  • FP

    Final project

    • DIY Binding Techniques

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    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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DIY Binding Techniques. Craft course by Fábrica de Texturas Best seller

DIY Binding Techniques

A course by Fábrica de Texturas
Design Studio. Madrid, Spain.
Joined February 2015
  • 99% positive reviews (734)
  • 13046 students