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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

Make a notebook in one session

Oriental side stitched notebooks

The Waverly Council has arranged with me to have a special,  one day workshop of 3 hours to make an attractive notebook. We will use beautiful papers and colourful card to create this unique item ready for you to use. …
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Sydney Bookbinding

2017 Move and more

Oriental stitched notebook

This year has seen both the bindery and Amazing Paper move to our home in St Peters. This was made necessary as we were given notice at the Marrickville address and my recent health issues needed Kevin to be home …
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Sydney Bookbinding

Street Poet’s book for sale

Neil's handbound book

I have had the honour of hand binding a series of books of poetry for our local street poet. He has a mental condition and is working with great courage to control it and give real meaning to his life. …
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Broken-spine

Repair and restoration is an important part of the work done here at Sydney Bookbinding. It gives me pleasure to test my skills and bring broken books back to serviceable life again. Here is a Beethoven music book that was …
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Sydney Bookbinding

Chiyogami-endpapers

As we are now part of Amazing Paper I share with you some uses for our beautiful Chiyogami, Himalayan and decorative papers. We use then in bookbinding for endpapers, decorative panels and sometimes as separator pages to create interest throughout …
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Sydney Bookbinding