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: Calligraphy on the Beach

I have posted calligraphy videos featuring unusual tools/materials previously on Friday Night Flicks. You can find some of them here. Tonight’s video by wanderingstan features a rake as the lettering implement. (Please note: if you are prone to motion sickness, … Continue reading

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Printing and Packing and Other Stuff

Much of my work time for the past week was spent on the annual Beeston calendar. By Thursday afternoon all thirty one had been printed, cut to size (by David with the help of Ko-Ko), and wrapped. I decided to … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Fulfilament

Last August I posted a Friday Night Flick about where ideas come from. Here’s another take on the subject from director Rhiannon Evans. At just over 8 minutes (including credits) it’s a little longer than I usually post, but I … Continue reading

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It’s Canada, It’s Winter — Get Used To It

The title of today’s post is a quotation from former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation meteorologist Claire Martin. It seems appropriate. The average low for this time of year is -7.5°C. It’s good weather to be working on the annual Byopia Press Beeston … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Be The Snow

Tonight’s short flick by Amir Honarmand tells the story of a pillow who runs away from home. I selected it because we had out first real snowfall this week — one that is likely to stay for a while, if not … Continue reading

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Halloween 2017 Bonus Post

In case you need something to entertain you between trips to the door to hand out candy to ghosties and ghoulies and assorted Disney princesses, here are two videos and a link to an article for your intermittent amusement. First, … Continue reading

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Still sorting (and finding other things to do instead)

Although the major clean-up of the basement was completed more than a week ago, I am still spending some time each day sorting through things and either disposing of them or trying to figure out how to store them. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Binding Studio

The Binding Studio is operated by Louise James in Aukland, New Zealand. Today’s video by Joseph Jowitt follows Louise through the steps of producing a hand bound book.     If you have a few spare minutes this weekend  you could … Continue reading

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Making A Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Postscript —The Hedi Kyle Belt Fold and the Byopia Press Belt Fold

The Hedi Kyle Belt Fold has been used by a number of people as the closure for their Chinese Thread Books. Here’s one by Elissa Campbell. (You can read more about Elissa’s versions here.) The belt closure is suitable for … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Rockrobo Smart Vacuum and Obsessive Cleaners

The two videos I have selected for tonight are both cleaning related. As I am currently engaged in a version of Swedish death cleaning, they seem appropriate. The first video was made by Relay as a promotion for the product … Continue reading

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