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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

Wednesday – Stitching in sections

Section stitched into sample card

I will only need the first part of our lesson to demonstrate the stitching in of sections and for you to complete this step in your sample card. The second part of the lesson you need to have all your …
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Tuesday – sample covers for Longstitch

Longstitch smaple card

I will have small pieces of board and cloth so that we can do a sample of how to cut and create hinges allowing you to have side covers and a spine area – the format for your larger Longstitch …
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Monday 15th Concertina and Longstitch

Covers of simple concertina book

You will work on your Concertina so make sure you have all the materials and tools you require. Have your samples with you as we will use one of your cover samples to attach to one of your concertina samples …
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Friday – marking and covering boards

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For your marking come in, find a space, perhaps around the room, and set out your book with your name and student number clearly on a piece of paper. I will go around the books, testing if they function well …
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Thursday – introduction to Concertina construction

Accordion with panels

Tunnel book with layered panels Concertina forms are sculptural and generally need to be seen from both sides. It is capable of a range of different shapes and we will make some samples to explore these. I will have the …
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