1.Clip the paper
Align the printed and cut papers and secure them with clips.
2.Make a hole with a needle
With the sharpest possible needle (perforation, awl), make a hole for sewing with thread. The positions of the holes are printed in advance this time. If you have a lot of paper, divide it into several sheets and make holes to clean it. If the number of sheets is large, the holes in the front paper will inevitably become large.
3.Check all the paper for holes.
Make sure there is a hole down to the paper below.
4.Sew the paper together with the needle and thread
Cut the thread to an appropriate length and sew with a needle. You can try changing the color of the thread to suit your work, but this time I used orthodox white thread so as not to disturb the work.
I will sew in waves. Go to the other side and go back.
After sewn together the text sheets, cut unnecessary parts to make the sizes uniform.
5.Paste the cheesecloth which has a role as a cushioning material.
It is a very thin material, but as you can see by touching it, it is surprisingly solid.
Cut to fit book size.
Stick glue, cheesecloth, text paper.
6.Make a cover.
Cut thick paper according to the measured line.
Cut out the three parts in this way.
7.Complete with hard cover
Photo left/paper bag for packaging right/hardcover for hand binding. The paper is made of TAKEO PAPER tabulo . It is a unique paper with a rough texture and a texture like newspaper. It's a little difficult to bind because it's thin, but I used it because the texture of the hard cover had a mortar-like atmosphere and compatibility with monochrome works was very good.
After graduating from Hiroshima City University Faculty of Arts in 2005, he worked as a director of video production, corporate logo, Web design, book
binding, etc., and left the design company that he worked for 10 years in 2016. Currently working as an illustrator and picture book writer. The works mainly combine pictures, which are visual
expressions, and stories, which are textual expressions, with the theme of memory and nostalgia.
・World Illustration Awards 2020 - Shortlisted artist
・Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019 selected illustrator