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Welcome to my Bookbinding Blog

The making of books, the teaching of bookbinding and the association with other bookbinders and book artists has become the focus and passion of my life. Bookbinding has many aspects and we debate a lot about the precise definitions of various aspects but, working with our hands within this discipline, challenging our skills and creativity is intriguing, frustrating and exciting.
Sydney Bookbinding
Sydney Bookbinding

Painted and layered leather technique

Covers using Lactosse technique

  This is a new book where I tried a new technique in layering leathers over a painted base piece of leather, roughning them up, adding more layers until I liked the surface effect. It was thanks to an article …
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Stitched album

Stitched-album

  The one shown here was a wedding album where the front panel was created by the client. The client had created the invitations and the album followed on the imagery and colours used. It was a pleasure to make …
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Single page case binding

21st-birthday-book

A very lucky young man is about to receive this book for his 21st birthday. A gift from a sister. The case binding is in navy bookcloth with a red border around the title on the front cover. A beautiful …
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Concertina folder for photographs

  The concertina form allowed me to make this display book or album to show 5 beautiful hand coloured photographs of a client’s parents. This allowed all the photographs to be shown at once or folded up to show only a couple. …
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Oriental side stitching

  An easy and delightful bookbinding  job for a School. With rich coloured card and beautiful Chiyogami paper endpapers.  I created the holes along the spine and Oriental side stitched in coloured linen thread this farewell gift comprisisng artworks done by …
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Sydney Bookbinding