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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.
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Asian Cookbook





 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 on commercial jobs.  I was inspired by Jen Lindsay’s wonderful book explaining  the steps to take to make a fine leather covered binding with a leather joint etc. Of course I see quite a few areas that are not as good as I had hoped but I enjoyed the journey. So a huge thanks to Jen. Just loved reading and working through her book. Now need to work on another one.

The book is bound in Oasis goat skin, scalf joined with gold tooling to  complete the design. On the covers and spine are large relief letters spelling out the word ASIAN. Inside covers show gold tooling, suede and coloured paper with cut-outs.  Is quite a large, heavy book.

One of the biggest challenges was doing the edge decoration. Flat colour with gold tooling. Had to do this twice and still feel a bit insecure about the results.

I was very pleased with the headbands.









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Sydney Bookbinding
Sydney Bookbinding