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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

Artists Book – I am Water

I-am-Water

Have just finished my Artists Book about water entitled – I am Water. It is quite gentle but I am aware of the importance of pure water to sustain our life and that of all living things. So I try …
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Lamella binding and craquele decoration

Front cover

 I purchased this unbound text some time ago. It is a book of poetry by Nan McDonald, illustrated by Jan Brown (both “Canberra artists) and printed by Ampersand Duck. Poems about birds and sensitive drawings beautifully letterpress printed on grey …
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Asian Cookbook

outside-covers

         I have neglected to keep this blog going with new images of my, and my student’s works. I begin to correct this with images of my latest book. This book took months to  complete in between working …
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Carolingian binding, Medieval books

Carolingian binding back view

This was a fun book to construct. Polished wooden boards with the folded sections sewn in around strong hemp cord. No adhesive was used. I will do another sample using leather covered boards, not so thick, so that the binding …
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More Medieval bindings. Girdle book

Girdle book

A text block was stitched into this soft leather pouch. There is a knob made of clay at the top, covered with the leather. This allows the book to be attached to a belt by simply hooking the knob over …
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