Category Archives: instructions

A DIY Easter Bunny

I am posting a day early because tomorrow morning I will be busy cooking turkey and accompaniments for a 1 p.m. Easter Dinner. Yesterday’s Friday Night Flick was my 300th post. In celebration (and because it is seasonally appropriate) here is … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Origami Turbine —A Paper Spinner

I was looking for inspiration for a DIY project for March, and thinking about wind as the theme, when I came across this video. The paper spinner was designed by David Donahue, and the instructions are presented by Leyla Torres. … Continue reading

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How To Make A Hedi Kyle Panel Book

I have been playing with panel books again. This week it was because I received notice from CBBAG Saskatchewan that the new book swap is officially on. There are 16 participants, and each will produce 16 copies of a particular … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Paper Repair

Although it is only a month since I posted a video about the restoration of The Chimney Map, I will be talking a little about cleaning and repairing one of my own works in my upcoming Sunday post, so these videos seemed appropriate … Continue reading

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Sir Hornbook

It’s been a while since I posted about one of my early books. Sir Hornbook was created for a local book arts guild swap in 2006. The structure assigned for the swap was “scroll”, which I didn’t find very exciting so … Continue reading

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A DIY Christmas Accordion Book

I spent quite a bit of my time last week preparing a Christmas accordion book for you to download and make. The cutout is based on an imagined skyline of the town of Bethlehem, and the text consists of the first verse of O … Continue reading

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DIY Grid Road Poems

In February of 2015 I wrote a post about my artist’s book Grid Road Poems. The original edition is out of print, but to celebrate having posted 250 times (the number was reached with the most recent Friday Night Flicks) and … Continue reading

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Four Flaps, Three Ways

Since people seem to be enjoying my posts about packaging —the interlocked band, the 3D envelope and pop-up CD case, the wrapped cover— and since I don’t have any new work to write about (still finishing up editions), today’s post is … Continue reading

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Flexagons

I am teaching a workshop today entitled Accordion and Fold Books. The last part of the workshop will deal with flexagons, and I thought you might like to play along and make a trihexaflexagon.

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How to make an interlocked band closure for books (and other things)

(I think that is my longest post title yet!) On August 21 a reader asked a question in the comments section of an old post: she was curious about the interlocked band I had used, but could not make out … Continue reading

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