Category Archives: instructions

Printing and Packing and Other Stuff

Much of my work time for the past week was spent on the annual Beeston calendar. By Thursday afternoon all thirty one had been printed, cut to size (by David with the help of Ko-Ko), and wrapped. I decided to … Continue reading

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It’s Canada, It’s Winter — Get Used To It

The title of today’s post is a quotation from former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation meteorologist Claire Martin. It seems appropriate. The average low for this time of year is -7.5°C. It’s good weather to be working on the annual Byopia Press Beeston … Continue reading

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Making A Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Postscript —The Hedi Kyle Belt Fold and the Byopia Press Belt Fold

The Hedi Kyle Belt Fold has been used by a number of people as the closure for their Chinese Thread Books. Here’s one by Elissa Campbell. (You can read more about Elissa’s versions here.) The belt closure is suitable for … Continue reading

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The Bicycle Race Books Complete

We finished the twenty copies of The Mexican Bicycle Race this week. David trimmed head and foot, four at a time because I am still a little anxious about slippage when using Ko-Ko. I cut one-and-a-half inch wide strips of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Film Before Film, Zoetrope Replica, Circus Zoetrope, and Making The Pristitrope

Those of you who watch Friday Night Flicks regularly will know that I am interested in stop-motion animation. I am also intrigued by mechanical devices. Tonight’s videos combine both. The first, Film Before Film —Phenakistoscope, Zootrope, Praxinoscope, gives a little … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part Five or A Personal Conclusion

When I began all this —the trip down an internet wormhole chasing a particular origami folding pattern— I had no idea where it would all lead. The hunt for that set of instructions led me to an enormous trove of … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part Four

Since combining the words origami and Zhen Xian Bao or Chinese Thread Book in my search for the ‘star’ box (flowered candy box) I have come across a number of origami versions of the Zhen Xian Bao. The earliest example … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part Three

The origami forum with the image of Laurent Sui’s gift for Madame Burgos (see previous post) mentioned a book by Maying Soong, The Art of Chinese Paper Folding. It even provided a link to an on-line copy which I immediately … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part Two

Part of the problem with my internet search for what I was calling a ‘star box’ was finding the most effective search terms. I Googled ‘Zhen Xian Bao’ and ‘Chinese Thread Book’. I did Pinterest searches as well. I tried … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part One

I first heard about the Chinese Thread Book from my sister-in-law in early February, 2013. Apparently textile collectors had known about them for some time before that, but this was probably about the time people in the book arts started … Continue reading

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