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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

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

The slow migration of objects over an ocean.

Every time I come home to the UK after a trip back to the  States, I shell out sixty bucks at the airport and bring back an extra checked bag … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 9 Comments

This is what rejection looks like

Carpaccio of pollock with basil, olive and sea salt salad. Sea Trout with potato & smoked eel terrine, cockles, sea beets, samphire, cider, pancetta & seaweed. I understand your confusion. … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 5 Comments

25 people, one press. A tale of woe, a tale of victory.

Standing in the middle of the print shop at the Oxbow School of Art is a lone Vandercook no. 3. About to descend on this solitary press: 24 participants in … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 9 Comments

The Best Book Exhibition Ever (and other news)

Too many things to say this week! I have broken it down into list form for your perusal and approval: Item #1 WHO WANTS TO COME TO THE WELLS BOOK … Continue reading

April 27, 2013 · 15 Comments

Life behind a table

Just back from the Bristol Artists Book Event. Every book sale I do I get a bit better at the logistics. Recent additions: black felt tablecloth instead of wrinkled bed … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 15 Comments

To the Book Fair! (yes, I need three kinds of tape.)

Books, prints, scissors, thread, clothespins, clear bags, bubble wrap, masking tape, sellotape, double sided tape, pins, clipboard, white tags, red tags, price lists, mailing list sign up sheets, invoice pad, … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

How a horrible Ikea couch became a bookbinding tool.

For the last twelve months, I have lived with the worst couch in the world. This is a couch whose sharp, plywood corners could give you a concussion; a couch … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 40 Comments