Tag Archives: Make Your Own book

The Language of Flowers

As promised a while ago, this week’s post includes the instructions for making a little book called The Language of Flowers. The text is based on a digitized copy of this book:

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The Orihime Binding with a Drumleaf Variation, Part One

The anniversary of this blog is coming up —July 7— and I post a special project every year to celebrate both this event and Tanabata. This year I am re-visiting the Orihime binding which was created for Tanabata in 2017. … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: The Index

To make it a little easier to find that post you vaguely remember seeing earlier in December, here’s the index for the 2021 Advent Calendar. Posts with an asterisk at the end contain instructions for DIY artist’s books. (Clicking on … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: Day Seventeen and a Star Book

This post was originally written for Tanabata, 2016, but with the starry winter nights so long in the Northern Hemisphere, and the approach of Solstice —Winter in the North, Summer in the South— this seemed like an appropriate time to … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: Day Sixteen and a Jacob’s Ladder

Back to accordions today, and another accordion with cuts. This time the cuts are longer and permit the creation of a Jacob’s Ladder. Here’s a picture of a decorated Chinese cardboard and ribbon version intended as a toy.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: Day Fifteen and a Palm Leaf Binding

Advent is more than half over and all I have shown you are accordion books, so I thought it was time for a break. Today’s structure is a palm leaf binding — with content.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: Day Thirteen and another Interlaced Accordion

If you made the two interlaced structures yesterday, today’s will seem extremely easy.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: Day Twelve and An Interlaced Accordion

Today’s post contains instructions for two books. The first doesn’t involve accordions at all but it may make the second —which does— easier to understand.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: Day Eleven and a Woven Book Structure

Today’s offering is a slightly altered and expanded version of instructions from July, 2017. Although it may not be obvious, the strips that hold the book together become little accordions once they are woven and folded in place. ***** This … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2021: Day Nine and Nested Accordions

Today’s structure —nested accordions— is a logical progression from Tuesday’s post. After a little research I found that this structure was invented by Peter and Donna Thomas.

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