Today, I had the pleasure of taking my curious crew to see how books are made up close & personal! With a lot of books on the computer these days it seems like a lot of the appreciation for actual books has somewhat diminished, so I was very excited to show the ladies all the details that go into each & every book we read (such time, care, & hard work to craft every single one!). The 2 littlest members of our team had to stay behind because of all the machinery & loud sounds.
The girls had an absolutely wonderful & enlightening time seeing all the different ways books can be bound, how much work goes into restoring them, how foil embossing works, & so much more. It was an excellent field trip & I definitely recommend finding a book binding place near you to take your kiddos on a field trip to see everything! I am sure their are a lot of diy book binding crafts & story writing fun times in our future!
|Good morning, Busy.|
|A2Zteam train time!|
|Will "work" for food|
|Now, on to the field trip!|
|This book is bound by sewing (by hand)|
|A family bible over 100 years old!|
|Foil embossing machine|
|How they make the stamps,|
very hot metal.
|The kiddos got to watch him|
create an "Asher" stamp.
|He made them all a foil Mickey Mouse with|
their name on it, I mean...
|TONS of book covers & pages!|
|Watching a book get sewn by a machine|
|The kiddos got to watch them glue together a cover!|
|Putting pages in order|
|So proud of their "personalized presents"|
|They even brought a Mickey home to sissy!|