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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

Bookcloth images now on website

Arbelave-group

As Sydney Bookbinding is again part of Amazing Paper we are in the process of getting the bookbinding images into the Amazing Paper website – www.amazingpaper.com.au  There are still more covering material images and details to put up as well …
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New papers

Suminagashi-paper

Here are new papers that have interesting uses. The woodgrain and Suminagashi paper can tear to interesting frayed edges and used to decorate surfaces (over paper book covers and cardmaking). For endpapers they need to be laminated. We used it …
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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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Mixing paste

As I have had to withdraw the Starch Paste. This latest batch proved to be unstable over a few weeks – simply went to water consistency. I am hoping the manufacturer can rectify the problem but, in the mean time, …
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Tapes, mull, calico and new colour in Chelsea cloth range

MULL

Here are 3 more images to our slowly growing list of images. Firstly Mull which we sell in metre, half metre and quarter metre. Then sewing cotton tapes, very strong weave. They come in 10mm and 13mm widths. Finally the …
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