Or pin it on www.pinterest.com/MilleCuirs/
Is your lambskin vegetable-tanned? or is there another tanning process involved?
J'aime la symbolique des arbres, les racines profondément ancré au sol et "les cheveux au vent".
Merci d'avoir partagé cela sur DA.
If you have any questions along the way feel free to drop me a note.
This woman has a great series of clear tutorials on a basic hard cover book. You'll be able to take it from there I'm sure.
As to getting your stuff. You can get everything but the leather at Dick Blick (a tad expensive but it's a one stop shop so you save on shipping and they are fast/reliable). As to leather (if you choose to go there) ebay is the best. Just make sure what ever you buy is .6mm-1.0 in thickness. 0.6mm is easier to work with if you can find it. 1.0mm is best for larger books. Any thicker requires strange and expensive leather working tools that I don't even use.
One note, the glue (PVA, poly vinyl acetate) can't be frozen so no responsible vendor will ship it right now. You'll have to get it at you local art store. It's often with the archival photo materials. DON"T use Elmer's. It dries brittle and is acidic (will fall apart over time). PVA is the only way to go (unless you want to cook rabbit skin crystals like the monks (not a pleasant smell)). You can also use wheat paste glue but it's a pain in the ass because it's not sticky, so everything needs to be clamped down while it dries.
So I would watch the tutorials to help you with your ideas and go from there.
Minimum tool requirements:
Bone folder. You can use the back of a spoon but you can also chop down a tree with an axe (Bone folder = chain saw)
Something to poke small holes (a compass point will do in a pinch)
a good box cutter (get an olfa with the break away blades or equivalent. Bit more $ than the standard knife but it is well worth it down the road.
A good 18" metal ruler, worth spending some cash on if you don't already have one (I prefer one with metric on one side because millimeters are just easier to deal with when adding and subtracting)
a good embroidery needle (a needle with a bigish eye and a rounded tip. A rounded tip will only go through the hole you made where a sharp one will just forge it's own path, not good.
As to materials, I'm sure she will go over all that but one note on thread, if you don't want to buy linen thread and wax it you can get buy with dental floss. Normal unwaxed thread will make you want to shoot yourself as it knots so easily. You will be dealing with long pieces of thread so knots are your enemy.
Also, a crappy shirt to wear is a good thing. You will get glue on your fingers and you need a quick and easy way to wipe it off.
OK, all for now.
P.S don't hesitate to ask me questions. Teaching bookbinding was the most fulfilling job I have ever had, and I wish I had had this kind of on-line community when I was starting to learn. I'm enjoying this conversation and genuinely look forward to your first photos. If you don't show me your fist book I will hunt you down!