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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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Friday Night Flicks: The Binding Studio

The Binding Studio is operated by Louise James in Aukland, New Zealand. Today’s video by Joseph Jowitt follows Louise through the steps of producing a hand bound book.     If you have a few spare minutes this weekend  you could … 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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Friday Night Flicks: Adelene Koh

It’s been quite a while since Friday Night Flicks has profiled a book binder. Tonight’s video is an introduction to Adelene Koh of Singapore. Her comments are thoughtful, and perhaps even inspirational.     If you pick up an old … Continue reading

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Further along

We had a few days in Coniston. We took the Steam Yacht Gondola to the end of the lake, debarked at Parkamoor Jetty, then walked to Brantwood, former home of John Ruskin. A view from the front door of Brantwood. … 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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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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A Little Book

It has been a long time since I have written a blog post about something other than the Chinese thread book, so you are probably ready for a change! This week David and I put the finishing touches on the … Continue reading

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