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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022: The Index

In the hope that this will make it easier for you to find things that you remember seeing in this year’s Advent Calendar, here is an Index. Clicking on the title will take you to the post. ***** Byopia Press … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022: Day Twenty-one and Singing in Circles

Today is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. In The Before Times we would celebrate the beginning of longer days by getting together with friends for a potluck supper followed by singing. I like part singing, and one of … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022: Day Eleven and Two Cakes

Today’s post is a bit of a break for me as it is an adapted version of a post from 2021. The May 2021 book arts challenge on Instagram was #areyoubookenough_fruit. Since I live adjacent to a city named for … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022: Day Seven and Edip Agi’s Eight Point Star Book

Back at the beginning of October I posted about a parcel I received from Ed Hutchins: included was a sketchbook in the form of an eight-point star, designed and made by Edip Agi in 1992. A number of people —including … Continue reading

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How To Make A Bi-fold Case (and Something To Put In It)

Today’s post is really about making a two-compartment paper case, but it does come with a Hallowe’en version of Bingo so you have something to keep in your model.

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Make Your Own Copy of Saki’s “The Open Window”

This week I have a seasonally appropriate little drumleaf binding for you to make. (It’s a sort of ghost story.)

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The Language of Flowers

As promised a while ago, this week’s post includes the instructions for making a little book called The Language of Flowers. The text is based on a digitized copy of this book:

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: Day Fourteen And Woven and Interlocking Book Structures

Today’s post isn’t a set of instructions for a specific book structure, but a look at the work of one of my favourite inventors of new book forms, Claire Van Vliet of Janus Press.

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Make Your Own Pocket/Hedi Kyle Panorama Book: Part Two

Last week I posted instructions for a model of a book structure that combines a pocket/modular accordion book with the panels from Hedi Kyle’s Panorama Book. This week’s post shows you how to make two projects based on that structure: … Continue reading

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DIY Cabbage Pie (Again)

This is a slightly adapted re-post from 2016. If you have read this before —and possibly made either the book or the cabbage pie— you might want to skip to the end for a new recipe: David’s Thin and Crispy … Continue reading

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