Category Archives: Book Making & Binding

Book hinge demo with Cynthia McGuirl

This step-by-step video shows how Cynthia uses Kozo paper to make hinged book pages / covers.  What we especially like is her method of registering the pieces for measuring, cutting and assembly.  Some good tips for the bookmakers amongst us. … Continue reading

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Using the concept of inverse relationships

A few weeks ago we offered an on-line Tips & Tricks session, created by our member Dinah, entitled Notan/Counterchange.  Dinah demonstrated how, by using 2 different coloured papers, positive and negative images can be created. Our member, Lee, came across … Continue reading

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MCA Zine Fair

MCA Zine Fair 2020 – Presented with Sydney Writers’ Festival WHEN:  3 May, 2020 TIME:  10:30am-4:30pm WHERE:  Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St, The Rocks, Sydney COST:  Free, no booking required The MCA Zine Fair is an inclusive event … Continue reading

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A book within a book within a book

By Claire B I’ve just been reading an article on Atlas Obscura entitled ‘The Surprising Practice of Binding Old Books With Scraps of Even Older Books’.  Published in 2018 it describes the practice of repurposing pages, part pages and scraps … Continue reading

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Drawing Journeys: Fold Out Artists Books

By PPA member Cecelia Clarke At the recent Sturt Summer School I participated in Sara Bowen’s ‘Drawing Journeys Fold Out Artists Books’ five day course.  Bowen, a printmaker who has taught at Primrose Paper Arts studio in the past, set … Continue reading

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Primrose in the South: Paper revelry

By PPA member Dinah Beeston A small but enthusiastic group gathered at The Cubby House at Oyster Bay for a day of paper revelry. Our first challenge was to make a star from one sheet of paper with no gluing.  … Continue reading

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Focusing on: Cecelia Clarke

We are delighted to share some recent work by our new member, Cecelia.  Whilst Cecelia hasn’t been a member of Primrose Paper Arts for long she has already attended many of our events and we look forward to seeing where … Continue reading

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North Sydney Children’s Creative Festival 2019

In conjunction with the above festival Primrose Paper Arts offered a day of paper exploration; making, manipulation & mobiles, folding, colouring and mask-making. The turn-out was amazing with children and adults alike having a great time.  In fact, it was … Continue reading

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Southern meeting: Folded books

At our recent meeting Jill led the group through the intricacies of creating a folded book. With several finished books to refer to plus lots of supplies (including wallpaper samples), and Jill’s tuition, work was soon underway. And everyone finished … Continue reading

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Elaine Witton: A Variation

By Elaine Witton: Being a calligrapher, I wanted to explore the ways that a letter can change its form, from formal lettering to freeform designs.  This piece, based on the traditional form of a Palm Leaf book, contains variations of … Continue reading

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