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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

Friday – marking and covering boards

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For your marking come in, find a space, perhaps around the room, and set out your book with your name and student number clearly on a piece of paper. I will go around the books, testing if they function well …
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Thursday – introduction to Concertina construction

Accordion with panels

Tunnel book with layered panels Concertina forms are sculptural and generally need to be seen from both sides. It is capable of a range of different shapes and we will make some samples to explore these. I will have the …
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What is required for our 3rd day

Oriental binding of students work

Tomorrow is the day you work on you first book. If you are still designing and making decisions then bring the samples you have been trying out. We can perhaps spend the first part of the class time checking your …
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UNSW Art and Design – Oriental stitching pattern and first 2 days

Low res Oriental side stiching first pattern

Queensland seminar about Artists Books 2013                             Points to note concerning Artists Books Here is the basic pattern for side stitching for your Oriental Side Stitched book. The first …
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