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Cover for A Clear Midnight

Last week’s post contained the instructions for making A Clear Midnight, and a link to a printable pdf of the parts. This week you can make a cover for the book.

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A Clear Midnight

It is once again time to offer a DIY artist’s book in celebration of the anniversary of this blog: four years this coming Saturday. Since July 7 is also the beginning of Tanabata celebrations in Japan, the book is star-themed. … Continue reading

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How I accidentally invented The Shrigley Binding

(with apologies to Benjamin Elbel.) I have been playing with little squares of paper again, making components for paper ‘quilts’. Some of the designs come from Tomoko Fuse, though the basic ones may be traditional. I have also played with … Continue reading

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Little Star Books 3

Today’s post features the third and final little star book for you to make. It’s the one at the bottom of the picture below, and is a variation of the one I posted as one of my star posts for … Continue reading

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Little Star Books 2

Today’s post contains the instructions for making the second of three little star books. The one being made today is shown in the upper left corner of the picture below.

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Little Star Books 1

As you may have guessed from the title of today’s post, I have decided to spread the instructions for the three little star book variations over three posts. At the end of three weeks, you will know how to make … Continue reading

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A Cover for a Hedi Kyle Panel Book

Yesterday the CBBAG Saskatchewan book swap took place. Participants met in the Davidson Town Hall —well, those that weren’t either ill or off holidaying someplace warm!— and books were exchanged. Here’s one box of books before distribution, some of one … Continue reading

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Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Three and a mini star book

Today’s star first appeared on this blog as a DIY book/star on July 7, 2015. Rather than write out the instructions over again, I will just quote from that post. The pages shown in the illustration will look different from … Continue reading

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How To Make A Woven Book Structure

Today’s post includes a printable pdf and instructions for assembling a book structure I have named Orihime in honour of the heroine of the Tanabata legend. I mentioned on Friday that July 7th, 2017 was the official third anniversary of … Continue reading

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How to make cooked wheat starch paste

I have previously posted my recipe for cooked wheat starch paste in a post about making paste papers and in a post about different kinds of adhesives. Since I was actually making a batch this week I thought I would show … Continue reading

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