Welcome! I first got into bookbinding in October of 2020, I think? I just moved into a new house and effectively dropped out of college due to Covid, so I really wanted something to do besides just sitting around at home all day, y'know?
I've always liked journalling and kept a digital journal via OneNote through high school, but for some reason, I really wanted to start a physical one. Specifically, I really wanted to get an open spine book from Citrus Book Bindery! I thought they were soo cool, but they were, like, $50USD+, even before considering the shipping costs. My cheapskate nature is stronger than my love of stationery, unfortunately...
However, just a while later, I saw a tutorial on YouTube on how to make a Coptic-style book, and it made me realize that I could learn how to make something this awesome, to my exact specifications, for myself!
I hope this site will encourage a similar feeling of excitement in the reader and inspire you to give this hobby a try. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have! As always, here's my guestbook, or you can also contact me via email.
I also have an Etsy and take bookbinding commissions, if you were interested! Inquire at the email address above. ^^