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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.
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New bookcloths to add to our extensive range

Duo-Mauve

We have two new bookcloths to add to our range. Firstly a soft mauve in the Duo range with that distinctive linen surface. Secondly a nicely rugged canvas covering material, this has a fairly light tan/brown colouring. It has a …
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Simple binding but interesting project

Oriental stitching for hard cover

A very interesting project has come up my stairs. A series of books made for presentation for funding a proposed television show about the Snowy Mountain Scheme. The essence of the story revolves around one person – a German doctor. It explores the …
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Sydney Bookbinding

Limp Vellum binding – in cloth and card

Limp-vellum-binding

Had a very interesting series of lessons with my students creating a Limp Vellum Binding. We created a vellum looking cover using cloth and card. I had some white leather, soft and easy to use, for the thonging. We followed …
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Sydney Bookbinding