Category Archives: bookbinding

Friday Night Flicks: X-Book With Pockets

Tonight’s video shows how to make the X-Book With Pockets from Making handmade books : 100+ bindings, structures & forms by Alisa Golden.     I found the video on Bound In Edinburgh. This weekend you might want to spend … Continue reading

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Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should

It may seem odd to start a (mostly) bookbinding blog post with an image of a vegetable peeler, but there is a reason. Peter Verheyen recently wrote a post titled Bookbinding and Adapting to Life Changes in which he describes … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: TX83-Timothy C. Ely

I have been a fan of Timothy Ely’s artist’s books since I first discovered them more than a decade ago. Tonight’s flick provides the viewer with a close-up look at TX83. While one cannot appreciate the surfaces in quite the … Continue reading

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A Celebratory Paper Toy

Sometime last Sunday afternoon, this blog reached 100,000 views. While that may not be an impressive number to some, it was quite exciting for me. In celebration, I decided to give away one of the paper toys I designed last … 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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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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Little Projects

While I have some larger works in the planning stages, I have also been working on some little projects. I got all the backing of paper and cloth done for my travelling bookbinder version of the Zhen Xian Bao. (There … Continue reading

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The Clearing Continued

Although it is attached to the house, my downstairs studio is not heated by the house furnace. (There is one duct from the house heating system, but I leave it closed when the studio is not in use.) Instead, I … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-five and An Index

Best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy, and peaceful holiday season. I suppose this should be called a Table of Contents. In any case, here follows a list of links —with pictures— to the twenty-four posts of Advent 2018. … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-four and A Self-closing Book Cover

I used today’s structure to create a version of the Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread book. I made it to carry my knitting tools and patterns to England this past fall, and it worked very well. The instructions for folding a … Continue reading

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