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Heart-In-Hand

My maternal grandfather was Pennsylvania Dutch, so it is possible that he made a papercut valentine or, perhaps, a heart-in-hand love token for my grandmother.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022: The Index

In the hope that this will make it easier for you to find things that you remember seeing in this year’s Advent Calendar, here is an Index. Clicking on the title will take you to the post. ***** Byopia Press … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022: Day Twenty-one and Singing in Circles

Today is the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. In The Before Times we would celebrate the beginning of longer days by getting together with friends for a potluck supper followed by singing. I like part singing, and one of … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022: Day Nineteen and a Paper Moon

Today’s project is a round book with pages made from folded circles. It opens from two sides and can be unfolded into a sphere.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022: Day Fourteen and a Little Star Book Ornament

This little book has appeared here before, but the last time it featured was the first Advent calendar in 2017. That time it was posted because it unfolds into the shape of a star. This time it’s because it is … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022: Day Seven and Edip Agi’s Eight Point Star Book

Back at the beginning of October I posted about a parcel I received from Ed Hutchins: included was a sketchbook in the form of an eight-point star, designed and made by Edip Agi in 1992. A number of people —including … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2022: Day Four and Hand-Sewn Ornaments

Recycling discarded materials into decorations pleases me. Today’s project does that while also doing something else I like: teaching people book binding skills while they aren’t being stressed about “making a real book”.

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Friday Night Flicks: Julie Chen’s World Without End

Julie Chen’s work has been on Friday Night Flicks before, but the last time we saw World Without End it was in a speeded-up video along with two other books. Tonight’s flick from the Jaffe Center for Book Arts gives … Continue reading

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Using The Geometry Skills I Learned In High School

I spent a significant part of the past week calculating angles for Advent projects. Some were more obvious than others.

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How To Make A Bi-fold Case (and Something To Put In It)

Today’s post is really about making a two-compartment paper case, but it does come with a Hallowe’en version of Bingo so you have something to keep in your model.

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