Category Archives: Book Making & Binding

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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PPA: Southern get-together

Last week saw us meeting on the south side of Sydney with some of our slightly more distant members.  The theme was book construction and we had several finished examples to check out as well as some works in progress … Continue reading

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Artists’ Book Award

2019 acquisitions are currently on display as part of the larger exhibition Artists’ books are an art form, and every two years since 2011 Manly Library has held an Artists’ Book Award attracting entries from around the world. All selected … 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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With only an A4 sheet of paper ……

We had an excellent turn out for our Tips & Tricks day on Thursday, where the aim was to explore what creations people could come up with using just simple A4 paper. Janet had some seriously lairy paper (British dictionary … Continue reading

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