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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

Introduction to Bookbinding classes starting second term 2014

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Introduction to Bookbinding classes due to start on Saturday 10th May. Join us in our air conditioned bindery and learn how to make 3 different books over an 8 week period. These books are great as notebooks, journals or artists books. …
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Dos Rapporte binding

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Students were very interested in this new binding structure so, with the assistance of my fellow binder. we set about working it out. We had scant details to go on although we had a little communication with the developer.  However, seven …
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Velvet padded covers with gold thread work

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A challenging but very interesting binding commission. To make a book of text paper but capable of accommodating some inclusions. I deckled the edges of beautiful cream cotton paper, added some guards, hand sewed the headbands and created padded covers. …
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Sydney Bookbinding