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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

Medieval bindings

Nag-Hammadi-book

I became interested in early bindings and came across this one in a book so decided to work out how I could recreate it. It is a soft wallet of leather with the single fold of text paper attached by …
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Painted and layered leather technique

Covers using Lactosse technique

  This is a new book where I tried a new technique in layering leathers over a painted base piece of leather, roughning them up, adding more layers until I liked the surface effect. It was thanks to an article …
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My bindings

headband-and-edge-decoration

Here are details of endpapers, edge decoration and headbanding. It was an Australian story by Thea Astley and I wanted to get the feeling of our dry, rough country.  The marbled endpapers were ones I purchased from a marbler a long …
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Sydney Bookbinding