Category Archives: bookbinding

Lots of Folding

I spent a lot of this week folding paper. I folded squares for the piece I am working on for the decade-themed exhibition.

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Book Dynamics!

I mentioned last Sunday that I had received the copy of Book Dynamics! I had ordered. It is a delight, featuring three dozen artist’s books made by Ed Hutchins between 1989 and 2007.

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Friday Night Flicks: The Diary of The Travelling Bookbinder

A hat trick of bookbinding videos: this week’s binder travelled the world six years ago teaching workshops. The video gives a glimpse of what the year holds for Rachell Hazel and her students.     If you click the link … Continue reading

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He was always very kind to me.

My joint book project with Kate Hodgson (Happy Leopard Chapbooks) is now complete. Kate made a handsome clamshell box to hold both our books. Some of the extra space in the box is filled with lucky stars that I folded … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Bookbinder Klara K

Tonight’s flick is another video about a bookbinder, this time Klara K from Copenhagen. A combination interview/portrait of a binder at work, the film was made by Advance.     Perhaps you will meet a local bookbinder this weekend. They … Continue reading

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Planning A New Piece

I backed some more paper this week. Here’s a shot of some self-backed Thai mulberry paper drying. (I’m showing off: I rarely get the edges to match quite this well!) I’m in the design stage for a wall piece, a … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Margot — bookbinder

Tonight’s flick by Pauline Goasmat shows Margot Bansard Greveson of Bookstar Bindery working on two different bindings.     I loved the shot of Margot gluing leather over a rounded corner. Perhaps you will examine a binding more closely this … Continue reading

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I Blame The Heat (and the cat)

This week I finished the book for the joint project with Kate Hodgson, but the process did not go nearly as smoothly as I had hoped. I re-sized the test version of the parts for a 5-point star and printed … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Book of Letters and All You Need To Know About Graffiti Is In This Book

That’s a very long title for two of the shortest ever Friday Night Flicks. Both videos are demonstrations of unusual books. The first, Book of Letters, was designed by Kristy Higby as a retirement present.     I will let … Continue reading

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It Was A Learning Experience After All

This week I started making the covers for the edition of A Clear Midnight. I had already done a test copy which had turned out perfectly. Here’s a view of the back. I opened the file in Illustrator, and without … Continue reading

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