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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

Mending damaged spine area of sections

Torn-outer-leaves

In the process of cleaning the spine of older books the outer page of many of the sections is damaged. This needs to be repaired. Here are some simple steps that may assist. Open out and check the level of damage. …
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Sydney Bookbinding

Make a Girdle Book

Girdle-book-open

  In this workshop studentswill create a medieval style leather “girdle book”. These books were worn by monks, nobles and women in medieval times. The long tapered tail at the end of the book was slipped through the belt or girdle, and …
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Sydney Bookbinding