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Category Archives: Bookbinding

What a complete dork does with a day off

Someone, please save me from myself. I had a pretty serious teaching schedule this weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were all devoted to separate full-day workshops in London. When this … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 32 Comments

Put on a sweater and come learn something!

Well it’s autumn, no denying it now. Time for grumbling and putting on scarves and hats, time for dark nights and rainy days. No more suntans, no more swimming, no … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to trim sections to size without a cutter

Not every house is equipped with a guillotine, board shear, or cutter, but this shouldn’t stop you from being able to trim your sections for your books to identical dimensions. … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 28 Comments

The New Bindery

How can I describe the transformation that has taken place? How can I make you understand how my life has changed? Perhaps this photo will help: Uh oh, that made … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 18 Comments

Busy.

Busy busy busy teaching and moving and rushing around sort of week. Here, in photo form, is what has been going on. 1. I had a brief few days to … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Clearing the Decks

I am ready to move forward. I am ready to make something new. I am ready, I am ready, I am ready, but the tiniest bindery in the world is … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 10 Comments

Summer School discount at Ink Spot Press in Brighton

Hello Big Jump friends in the UK! Places are still available in my bookbinding and letterpress intensive summer courses at Ink Spot Press here in Brighton at the end of … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

All box all the time

YES. LOOK AT THEM ALL. Our week at the Wells Summer Institute is over and we have had a total box victory. I forgot to count before we packed them … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

We will make boxes. We will make boxes all week. And our boxes will be GLORIOUS.

Did you see all those boxes up there? That was all day ONE. I am back at the Wells Summer Institute and we are BOX MACHINES. By the end of … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 17 Comments

Oh my god I’m out of glue.

How did it come to this? Last week I decided to get down to business in the tiny bindery and put in some hours on old projects, but when I … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 25 Comments