Category Archives: Techniques

Edible Blooms

By Webmaster: Three of my favourite things; anything to do with paper (making, colouring, folding, printing, etc.), chocolate and champagne.  So imagine my delight when I received a surprise present containing all three yesterday. The company responsible for making these … Continue reading

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Sue Bradshaw: Recent work

The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability (the Coal Loader) is the face of sustainability at North Sydney Council.  Located on the Waverton waterfront, the Coal Loader is a place to relax, be inspired, grab a coffee or lunch, and learn.  … Continue reading

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Making the Bird of Paradise Collage

By PPA member Sue Bradshaw Diary Notes – 08:30 am I cut enough leaves from the super-mature plant in my front garden to fill the metal cooking pot (about $12 from Target).  It can’t be aluminium because you’re using caustic … Continue reading

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Zhen Xian Bao – Chinese Thread Books

A friend kindly sent me a link to a blog showcasing the art of Chinese thread books.  The blog owner, Lesley, attended a workshop and produced a lovely layered book sample.  She demonstrates how it was constructed and shows how … Continue reading

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Woven Chain Bookbinding class

By Claire Brach This workshop, taught by Jean Riley, aimed at teaching the method of producing a chain effect woven rigid spine for a book with multiple signatures.  Due to class time constraints Jean had put in an amazing amount … Continue reading

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Workshop: Decorative Spine Sewn Book ( Woven Spine)

Offered by Primrose Paper Arts and taught by Jean Riley Saturday September 8 2018 Never done a workshop with Jean, or are you eager to try another one?  Perhaps you’ve never sewn a book spine before.  Well, this is your … Continue reading

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Calvin Nicholls: Paper Sculptor

By webmaster I simply couldn’t go past this website without sharing it with you. The above is a screen snip of the front page of Calvin’s website.  Click on the image to visit his site and view his extraordinary work. … Continue reading

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