Category Archives: bookbinding

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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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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