Book review: At Home with Handmade Books (Erin Zamrzla)

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Whether you are a creative educator looking for a new and fun way for students to present their work, or if you happen to be interested in book crafts for any reason, this is a book for you.

At Home with Handmade Books presents 28 different methods of creating beautiful and useful books utilizing items found in almost any home using various traditional Japanese bookbinding craft styles. With this book, the reader can choose from a variety of ways to present almost anything: from creative dinner place cards to photo albums to gift tags, memo pads, and more.

Filled with photographs of finished products as well as very complete, step by step instructions and a materials list, At Home with Handmade Books makes creating these highly useful works of art virtually foolproof, regardless of skill level or age, which also makes these books great weekend family projects for making gifts with kids.

From Trumpeter Press (an imprint of Shambhala Books) and available from your local, independent bookstore. (Make a difference in your world: shop local, shop independent, and tell ’em you saw it on Elephant Journal!)







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Todd is a single dad of four diverse and lively kids, and is an English teacher and climbing team coach at a local public high school. A rock climber, cyclist and avid reader, Todd also practices yoga and meditation as often as he possibly can, which helps him stay at least a little centered and sane.


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