Category: bookmaking

Spinning accordion

While going through my stash, I found this translucent turquoise paper. It has a surface that is slick and shiny, almost plastic-like, and is heavy and slippery. Not my favorite paper, but it seemed...

Retreat extension

I overprepared for the Handmade Book Club’s one-day retreat in May 2020. I cut boards for two books, but only finished one at the retreat. I thought I would follow up promptly and make...

Scrap books

I had to refresh my acquaintance with my stash of scraps when I was doing the scraps diary. One of the many benefits of that practice! Once I started, I kept going into all...

Lotus blossom stab binding

I’ve been working on several bookmaking projects, mostly to use up scraps that have been lying around. I found these two thick covers in my stash. They must have come from a collage pack...

Scraps diary – complete

I completed the scraps diary on January 2, 2021. Feels good to finish something! My intention is to fill up more of the books I make. So a focus of 2021 will be “content.”...

Scraps diary

I put this book together on the spur of the moment. I had some signatures set aside because the edges were badly uneven from inexpert tearing. I had a piece of paste paper that...

Paste paper workshop

I attended a zoom retreat with the Handmade Book Club. The topic: making paste paper. I’ve made it in two workshops over the years, but all the paste and materials and space was arranged...