Category Archives: bookbinding

And On To The Next

The last (at least for the moment) of the bi-coloured menko works —Mademoiselle de Maupin— is complete. I have moved on to another paper quilt using a different structure, based on my re-invention of the ‘Shrigley’ binding.

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Keeping On Keeping On

I am making progress, though slowly. The Girl in the Golden Atom is now in its final stage, but a number of processes were required to get this far. I finished folding the spacer menko, and inserted them in the … Continue reading

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The Conundrum Completed

This past week I finished the layout of The Conundrum of the Workshops, and then strung it all together. Here’s a slightly distorted aerial view of it on my worktable.

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March Fourteenth, Twenty Fifteen

I think that’s the title of the menko piece I have been working on. (I am sure some of you will guess why. If you do, please don’t go blurting it out until after the show opens in September 2020.) … Continue reading

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An Alternative Page Structure for a Japanese Stab Binding

This looks like a normal 4-hole Japanese Stab Binding, but it has a secret.

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Friday Night Flicks: Utamaro’s Studies From Nature

The Folio Society regularly produces special limited edition books. Tonight’s flick is about the production of something a bit out of their usual style: a five-volume facsimile edition of Kitagawa Utamaro’s Studies From Nature.     After watching the video, … Continue reading

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Happy Peter Verheyen Day 2019

Today is the first Peter Verheyen Day. Subscribers to the Book_Arts-L, a Syracuse University-based mailing list managed by Peter Verheyen, decided that it was about time we honoured Peter for his contributions to the book arts world. The date —June … Continue reading

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Some Experimental Fan Book Structures

On Friday I posted two videos about fan making in Japan. Finding those videos and a few days of warmer than normal weather set me to thinking about fan books: not just books whose pages could be fanned out, but … Continue reading

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Road Trip (with knitting)

Early this week I finally put together my ‘good’ copy of the Magic Wallet.

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Friday Night Flicks: Crooked Letters:Portrait of a Bookbinder

It’s time for another short flick about a bookbinder. This week it’s Vernon Wiering from Grand Rapids, Michigan.     You might want to spend some looking at Wiering’s website this weekend. There are galleries with photos of some of … Continue reading

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