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.

Friday Night Flicks: The Master of Paper Props

If you are watching a movie in which someone is reading a newspaper, or handing a policeman their driver’s license, or receiving a telegram, or finding an old love letter in an even older book, there’s a good chance those … Continue reading

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New Acquisitions

I purchased some new tools recently. The first is an Alpha Lettering Set. I bought it second-hand from a friend who thinks I paid her too much for it. Once you factor in exchange rates and shipping costs for one … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Waiting Out Winter

This short video by Andrew David Watson is described by the filmmaker as A homage to all craftspeople who spend their winters tucked inside their workshops waiting for better weather.     For those living through the coldest February ever, … Continue reading

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Square Dance

I recently received confirmation for a solo exhibition —tentatively titled Square Dance—opening in September 2020 at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery in Saskatoon. Half the proposed works in the show will be wall pieces like Moody Blues and In Winter.

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Friday Night Flicks: #jeezleycold

My apologies: I have had only intermittent contact with the world wide web for a few days now because it has been #jeezley cold! We came home from shopping (because one needs food) to find an amazing cable guy kneeling … Continue reading

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DIY Valentine 2019

In an attempt to give you a little lead time, I am posting this year’s DIY Valentine today. The structure is a pop-up that looks impressive and complex, but is quite easy to make.

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Friday Night Flicks: Table Dance

Today’s short video features stop-motion animation and dancing doilies. It is the work of Saskatchewan artist Lindsay Arnold.     You might want to spend part of your weekend checking out her other videos, or looking at some of her … Continue reading

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An Accordion Book with Removable Spine

I saw this structure a while back on Pinterest. It turned up again recently. The image is from the announcement of a workshop —now long past— offered by Cristina Balbiano d’Aramengo. I tracked down an email address for her and … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Trepō – Zoetrope Pottery

I haven’t shown a zoetrope video for a while. Today’s flick features the work of ceramic artist Kenny Sing who decorates platters with designs that become animations when the piece is rotated at the correct speed.     If you … Continue reading

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A Bookbinder’s Travel Kit

I wrote about the first two layers (four pockets) of my travel kit last week. Since this adaptation of the Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book only has five pockets, today’s post will explain the combined bottom layer box and cover. … Continue reading

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