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Some Experimental Fan Book Structures

On Friday I posted two videos about fan making in Japan. Finding those videos and a few days of warmer than normal weather set me to thinking about fan books: not just books whose pages could be fanned out, but … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Making a Japanese Folding Fan and Boshu Ichiwa: The making of a hand fan

We are getting a little preview of summer with temperatures above normal for a few days. Thinking of hot weather makes me think about ways to keep cool. Many cultures traditionally use a hand fan. Tonight’s pair of flicks show … Continue reading

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Working in Squares

The square is the recurring design unit for all the planned works for my solo exhibition in 2020. I made some test units this week from some of the dictionary pages I have backed and coloured.

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How to make a Magic Wallet

The idea for today’s post came to me when I noticed that this month’s challenge theme for #areyoubookenough is Memory. It seemed like a perfect opportunity to combine a magic wallet and a favourite quotation. A Magic Wallet is really … Continue reading

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Ennead #1

Late Friday evening I was informed that my work Ennead #1 had not been selected for the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s 2019 Dimensions juried exhibition. This was not a big surprise.

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A Little Bit Irish

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and, in North America at least, pretty much everyone is a little bit Irish today. Since I am still not talking about my current project, here’s a DIY St. Patrick’s Day card you can make. Start … Continue reading

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Square Dance

I recently received confirmation for a solo exhibition —tentatively titled Square Dance—opening in September 2020 at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery in Saskatoon. Half the proposed works in the show will be wall pieces like Moody Blues and In Winter.

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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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