Bookbinding out of the box

Printed tutorial: Tue-mouche binding



Learn how to make a 'Tue-mouche' binding, the soft cover variation of the 'Dos rapporté' (coming soon in tutorial form). The 'Tue-mouche' binding uses only paper, thread and a little glue and yet offers all the features of a 'proper' binding - protection, accessibility, durability. A nifty construction, but also an elegant one with its yap edges and discreet exposed sewn hinges, which will appeal to all lovers of construction intelligence and understated beauty.

After an introduction, an overview and a list of material and equipment, the tutorial describes every step of the construction, with many large full-colour images. The exceptionally detailed 56 page tutorial is inkjet printed in three languages (French, English and Spanish) and hand bound by us in Haarlem.

  • Level: challenging
  • This project requires a few basic tools but no heavy equipment such as presses, guillotines etc
  • A material pack is available for this project at a discounted rate. Select tue-mouche tutorial + material pack from the menu.
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"Excellent high quality production, and very clear." Paul G. (GB)

"Een zalig mooi boekje! Dat kleine accentje van de net zichtbare draadjes! Heel mooi bedacht." Tine N. (BE)

"Tes livrets sont toujours élégants et agréables à manipuler." Elisabeth C. (FR)


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