When I was learning certain book bindings, I had no idea how perfect this knowledge one day would be for certain very important and very personal projects; like the photo album for Mark's and Ai's traditional Shinto wedding ceremony in Tokyo. I just completed this Japanese stub binding structure that very appropriately holds the fairy tale images of a very special and very beautiful event!
The above images show stages of this book's making: scoring pages, pasting the covers, stitching/binding with ribbon. Below: book ready to be assembled; holes have been drilled, hidden hindging holes filled and pounded, work table, floor, surrounding area is a mess, my hands hurt but... Oh! I am so happy!