June 8, 2019

Next week I’m going to Toronto to take the bookbinding 3 course at CABBAG which is Canada’s national bookbinding association. This is the third of five courses they offer. I’m a bit nervous and a bit excited.

Staying in an AirBNB over an ice cream shop so if things go s...

July 6, 2018

Hi! Welcome to my post. While buying leather this time I decided to go out of my comfort zone. Way out of my comfort zone and bought some neon lamb skin hides for making books.



This is a radical departure from the some what staid and subdued colours I usually prefer....

June 24, 2018

Have you ever wanted to make a leather book? Now you can. Here's how.

 First, here's what you'll need.

- your leather cover

- graph paper for drawing where your stitching holes go

- waxed linen thread

- pencil

- hole punch

 First cut out out the cover. Lay the text block down...

June 8, 2018


Remember you've just paid good money for this book.
Place your new book on a table or desk. Open it enough to get a few fingers between the cover and grab book block. Let the covers fall by themselves. Then slide your fingers between the last  few pages of the book bl...

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