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DIY Valentine 2019

In an attempt to give you a little lead time, I am posting this year’s DIY Valentine today. The structure is a pop-up that looks impressive and complex, but is quite easy to make.

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An Accordion Book with Removable Spine

I saw this structure a while back on Pinterest. It turned up again recently. The image is from the announcement of a workshop —now long past— offered by Cristina Balbiano d’Aramengo. I tracked down an email address for her and … Continue reading

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A Bookbinder’s Travel Kit

I wrote about the first two layers (four pockets) of my travel kit last week. Since this adaptation of the Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book only has five pockets, today’s post will explain the combined bottom layer box and cover. … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-four and A Self-closing Book Cover

I used today’s structure to create a version of the Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread book. I made it to carry my knitting tools and patterns to England this past fall, and it worked very well. The instructions for folding a … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-three and A Multi-piece Book Cover

Earlier this year I spent some time playing with little pieces of paper. Inspired by the work of Tomoko Fuse, I came up with a variation of a paper quilt fold that permitted the construction of an accordion book. With … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Twenty-one and A Card Case

I always seem to have more cards than will fit in my wallet easily. A small case for the ones I don’t use often (coffee cards, membership cards) has proven most useful. Today’s fold re-visits the structure of the Regency … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Eighteen and Four Versions of A Twist-Close Box

There are undoubtedly more than four ways to make the twist box, but I thought that four would be sufficient to offer today. First, the paper coin purse.

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Seventeen and Three Map Folds

Today we have three folds: two are well known as map folds, the third is not but fulfills  the same function in that it can be used to add a large page to a small book. From front to back … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Eleven and More Tatos

A tato doesn’t have to be square. You can fold one out of almost any geometric shape. Taotos are also often more decorative than the ones I showed you yesterday.

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Byopia Press 2018 Advent Calendar: Day Ten and Two Square Tatos

What is a tato? In his book Complete Origami, Eric Kenneway says A tato is a traditional kind of folded paper purse in which a Japanese housewife keeps small items such as needles, ends of thread, buttons and so on. … Continue reading

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