Author Archives: Byopia Press

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.

Déja vu all over again

By early afternoon yesterday, my work bench was looking hauntingly familiar. I have started folding the backing panels for a second wall piece using the same Shrigley binding variant as I used for G is for Geography. G for Geography … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Kia Sue Papercutting

Last week’s video featured the work of Korean artist Na Seo Hwan, who creates woven forms from handmade, handspun paper. Paper cutting is another art form where paper is not just a substrate for other media. Today’s videos feature the … Continue reading

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A Bit of Progress

I have been easing back into working on pieces for Square Dance — my upcoming (September) solo exhibition at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery. G is for Geography has remained on my worktable since late November, while I worked on … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Jiseung/Noyeokgae: paper weaving

Last week’s flick by Aimee Lee showed the process of making Korean handmade paper (hanji). Today’s video, also by Lee, shows one of the end uses of hanji. From the accompanying text on Vimeo: The process of cording and weaving … Continue reading

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The Frank Fold: a reduced version of Hedi Kyle’s Franklin Fold, with an optional cover

As promised last week, here is a slightly simplified version of Hedi Kyle’s Franklin Fold from The Art of the Fold by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol. I call it the Frank Fold, since Frank is a slightly reduced version … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Hanji and The Art of Audacity

Aimee Lee may be best known for her book Hanji Unfurled (Legacy Press) which describes her experiences learning to make hanji —Korean mulberry paper. This video introduces her and covers a little of that process and her ongoing exploration of … Continue reading

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A Test Model from The Art of the Fold by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol

Well, two test models in fact. I received a copy of The Art of the Fold from David for Christmas and thought I should try something from it before I am once again buried in preparations for my solo exhibition, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Delicate Work of Restoring Mechanical Antiques

Whether you follow the tradition of celebrating the holiday season until Twelfth Night, or  follow the Julian Calendar and are still working up to Christmas, it is still the holiday season so I thought a video about someone who repairs … Continue reading

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Party Hats for New Year’s Eve

I promise to return to more bookish posts in the New Year, but I couldn’t resist one last paper folding project for 2019. This fold is made from a rectangle so it didn’t fit the theme of the Advent Calendar, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Joy of Books, Again

I’m taking it a bit easy for a few days after all the Advent posts, so today’s wonderful stop-motion flick is a re-post from August of 2015. If you saw it then, I hope you enjoy it this time around … Continue reading

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