Category Archives: knitting

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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Still sorting (and finding other things to do instead)

Although the major clean-up of the basement was completed more than a week ago, I am still spending some time each day sorting through things and either disposing of them or trying to figure out how to store them. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Progress

How To Run A Mexican Bicycle Race got a little closer to completion this week. David set up Ko-Ko (my stack cutter) and we did the trimming of the fore-edge.

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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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Pieces of Paper

One of the things I did this week was to make a start at turning the Make Your Mark page from my recent exhibition into an artist’s book. The first step was turning this into this.

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How To Make A Woven Book Structure

Today’s post includes a printable pdf and instructions for assembling a book structure I have named Orihime in honour of the heroine of the Tanabata legend. I mentioned on Friday that July 7th, 2017 was the official third anniversary of … Continue reading

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Pictures Of An Exhibition

Done! (Well, almost.) The exhibition was hung, displayed for a week, celebrated for an evening, and dismantled. The ‘almost’ is because I still have to finish all the little books to go with If I could save time in a bottle.

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How to make cooked wheat starch paste

I have previously posted my recipe for cooked wheat starch paste in a post about making paste papers and in a post about different kinds of adhesives. Since I was actually making a batch this week I thought I would show … Continue reading

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Closer to Completion

This week I finished the inner boxes for If I could save time in a bottle. Some of the dividers will need straightening when I finally get to the stage of inserting all the labelled bottles.

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