Category Archives: free book

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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The Elements: Air

I spent a good part of the week working on The Elements, beginning by making some test prints to check colour. (This also functioned as a printer test. Inkjet printers can get cranky when left sitting for extended periods.)

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A Clear Midnight Revisited

With July 7, the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, still a couple of days away, I thought I would re-post one of my favourite previous Tanabata projects, a DIY star-themed artist’s book from 2018. An accordion with interlocked diamond-shaped … Continue reading

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Three thousand seven hundred and eighty

One of the mental games I played this week was doing arithmetic in my head, so I know that is the number of stitches it took to complete the designs on the little coloured panels for the nine versions of … Continue reading

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The End of Mechanical Month

I had thought I might be finished my piece for #areyoubookenough_machine by today. I am close, but not quite there. Monday saw the beginning of a volvelle for the end of the square tube opposite the iris.

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How to Make a “Hidden Page” Book

This week the Minnesota Center for Book Arts posted a ‘make along’ video with instructions for producing a “Hidden Page” book. You can find the twenty minute video here. To follow along, you will need to have ready the following … Continue reading

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A Possible Fan/Book

The title says “Possible” because I successfully made a fan/book that met my requirements this week, but I think it is only a solution and not necessarily the solution. I have continued working with the basic format that I showed … Continue reading

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