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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

Marking day – 25th January

As you are to present your final two books for marking on the 25th January it is important that you display your books clearly and well. Perhaps a sheet of white paper to display your work on and your name …
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Last day for assistance

Book sits well and cover is well designed

Concertina – Covers and concertina must stand securely flat on the desk and in an open arrangement. Have your sandpaper to sand the head, tail and foredge (top,  bottom and front) of the outside of the covers to remove that …
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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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