Monday, 7 May 2012

Coptic Bookbinding Tutorials using the Kettle Stitch...How to make your very own books or journals



 



I know, I know.  Ive been promising these tutorials for months but you would not believe the amount of trouble Ive gone to just to be able to get these on here today.  Its been a bloomin' nightmare and thats me being polite.  Firstly, I uploaded them with music and no talking but ohhhhhh no, Youtube wouldn't allow that because of Copyright issues with the music.  So little old Loops not wanting to let all you lot down by not giving you the tutorials I promised.....RE-RECORDED THE ENTIRE LOT OF VIDEOS AGAIN but this time you get to hear my beautiful Northern Irish tones.....lol

But that wasnt the end of my troubles and there is a MAJOR GLITCH in Youtubes system at the mo which prevents thousands of people not being able to upload over 15 minute long videos amongst other issues but I wont bore you any more with my problems with getting these videos done.  Put it this way though......with the mood Ive been in over these videos and if I had have gotten my hands on a YT helpy person thingy.....I may have made them pee their Y-fronts!  Heehee..........can you even imagine me being peeved with someone, lol.  Sounds funny I know, heehee....but it does happens......sometimes, lol.


PLEASE, PLEASE READ THIS NEXT BIT AND BE AWARE I am showing you the step by step process of making a book from start to finish, therefore these videos are not 2 minute clips.  It has taken me a lot of time and effort to make these videos and I have tried to make them as informative and short as possible.  But ultimately I am making a hand sewn book from start to finish.  If you don't have the time to watch them or have no interest in this type of thing, that is completely fine by me.  I don't expect people to like or be interested in everything I do.  I'm certainly not standing over you with a big stick.....honest, I'm not, heehee. Ohhhhhhh whats that behind you???  Only joking, lol.   But for those who really want to see how books are made I need to let you know that if you are wanting to watch all the videos from start to finish, you may want to set aside an hour or so to sit and watch these videos.  Either that or you could obviously watch them one video at a time as and when you get a spare few minutes as I have them broken up into sections.  Either way, you aren't going to learn how to make a proper hand sewn book within a 2 minute video.  So do be aware if you are on a 5 minute break blog hop or sneaking a few minutes nosey whilst the kids are eating.......you will not fit these videos in in that time unless you are watching them all separately over time.  I just thought you should know this in case you thought it was a straight forward 5 minute video.  BUT please don't take this to mean its hard to make a book.  It really isn't.  They are ridiculously easy to make, they just have different processes which need to be done and then bring them all together to make your book.  They are so simple to make, you'll wonder why you havent made them before now.

So without further ado.....here are the video.   Enjoy folks.  REMEMBER - YT SOMETIMES PUTS ADVERTS ON THE VIDEO BUT YOU CAN GET RID OF IT BY CLICKING ON THE "X" AT THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE ADVERT.















Thats it from me folks.  I really hope you find these tutorials helpful and you maybe have a go and try a book for yourself.  If you do, please do give me a shout and let me know.  I'd love to see your results.  Have a great week my friends.


Toodles Noodles,

Loops x

20 comments:

  1. OMG fabulous watch and well worth the time with my coffee and so pleased you took the time to create the tutorial in such a way that we can all follow
    Hugs Kate xx

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  2. Two super cards Lee, having made me a birdcage convert I have to go with that one as my favourite.

    Got visitors at the mo, so will pop back later to look at the tut.

    Hope you have a lovely bank holiday Monday.

    B x

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  3. Hi Lee, you are so good to us all making these tutorials...so sorry to hear You Tube made life difficult :( I will set aside some time to have a look as I would love to know how to do them - the covers of your books are gorgeous, you embellish everything so beautifully. Hugs, Teresa x

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  4. WOW, WOW, WOW! I've watched the first 3 so far and OMG - brilliant! Got to do 'other' things right now but will certainly be back to see the rest. I will certainly be having a go myself.

    Thank you so much for doing these.

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  5. WOWZA Lee,gorgeous cards and fab tutorials Thank you

    Hugs Lorna xx

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  6. Fantastic, will have to come back and watch this...

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  7. Thank you Lee for making these......... I will have to come back later to watch as I have to make tea first lol
    Tilly

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  8. Ooh! I love them both Lee, love the stunning details. Well done you on the fab tut's will watch them all later.

    Donna x

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  9. Def gonna come back and watch later esp as I want to hear your lovely voice lol! Thanks for taking the time sweetie hugs rebekah xx

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  10. Was just popping by to see what you had been up to, will pop back later when I have time to have a break and watch properly, really looking forward to seeing this tutorial =)
    Lindsay xx

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  11. So sweet (and super patient, too!) of you to make these fabulous tutorials Lee, most generous. You make the most wonderful of books, you really do!

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  12. Have had a go at this and once i have decorated my effort will send you my pics thanks so much you made it easy to follow, brilliant really enjoyed it

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  13. brilliant video tutorials Lee and I love your lovely NI accent (Im used to it of course lol)...your tutorials are always so detailed and well put together...must have taken you days girl but was well worth it
    Mina xxx

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  14. Ooh Lee you are so clever, will watch this when I get a minute, I would love to have a go at it :) Viv xx

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  15. Now watched it Lee and it's brilliant ! thankyou so much, dying to have a go now :) Viv xx

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  16. Another really fantastic tutorial Lee, you make it look so simple, another thing to add to the list of things to have a go at, one of these days I will get around to trying some of them lol. Thanks so much for sharing this with us, hope that you are well
    Lindsay xx

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  17. Woo hoo could not wait for this tutorial Lee and as you know I watched them all late one evening when you first uploaded to YT. You have done a brilliant job in showing us how to bind a book with easy steps to follow and I will definitely be having a go and will, of course, let you know. Thank you again. Karen xx

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  18. Hi Lee,just sat and watched your tutorial,it's fantastic.Thanks for sharing with us.
    Sue xx

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  19. Hi Lee, haven't visited with you in awhile and thought I'd see what you are doing...oh my, gorgeousness!!! Being Mother's Day I am gonna reward myself and hide in the back room and watch your video from beginning to end, thanks for the treat... both your video, and your comedic relief, you always make me SMILE!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  20. Lee you are such a star for going to all this effort to teach us all! I will bear in mind your video next time i have a spare amount of time and if i do make one il be sure to show you and share your fabby tutorial :-)) Elaine xxx

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Helloooooo! Anybody out there??!! Hey....there you are! Thanks for leaving a comment and stopping by my Blog. Lee x