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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

Coptic books made by students

Coptic-books

Having time between classes allowed the students to do some attractive designing on covers, spine and internal pages. The use of marbled papers also gave scope to make the books special. We were all very pleased with the results and …
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Simple repairs and restoration

Broken-book

A special 4 x week course to cover basic repair work for broken books. This is an introduction to repair work that can lead to more advanced restoration work. No leather work done at this stage. This course is suitable …
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More on Soft Leather wrap journal – Dates have changed

Leather-to-use

The Soft Leather Wrap journal workshop is also over two consecutive Saturdays – 5th and 12th September. We work from 10.30am to 1.00pm. Time at home allows you to consider some design ideas that will be suggested to you during …
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More on Coptic class

Coptic-book

Coptic books are very versatile. A great style for Artists Books as it can have inclusions and the pages can be displayed by opening covers all the way around. Here we deckle cut the page edges and use coloured and …
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Class and workshops for 2017, starting in latter half of the year

Coptic-book

A range of classes and workshops are offered for the latter part of this year. These cover single workshops on a Saturday morning to others that require 2 successive Saturdays. These include the Coptic Binding and the Soft Leather Wrap …
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