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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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Oriental side stitched Artists’ Book

Closed-French-Door-Book

  For several years I have taking a course on Artists’ Books at COFA (College of Fine Arts, Sydney). During the semester we  complete 3 projects. Their first project is to design and create a book based on Oriental side stitching. A …
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UNSW Art and Design – Basic pattern for Oriental side stitching

Low res Oriental side stiching first pattern

  Here is the basic pattern for side stitching for your Oriental Side Stitched book. The first image shown the stitching process which we demonstrate to you in class. The end unit at the tail are completed before the thread is taken to …
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Posted in UNSW/Art and Design |
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