Bad Working Habits or Experimenting again

As usual when I am under pressure of finishing a job, I do something else. My to-do-list is getting out of hand again, and I’ll have to decide to drop some of my current projects – or postpone them which is for me usually equivalent to dropping them. And still, I am experimenting… The booklet […]

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Pen Holder as Closure

I had the idea for this type of closure some months ago and last week I finally found the time to try it out. – And it works perfectly: The pencil closes the book neatly, and will always be where you need it. I already added two journals with it to my Etsy Shop (check […]

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I think it was a success

I like teaching a lot. Especially if the students are willing to get into the subject. The photo was taken yesterday when I was teaching the indirect tacketing to (sadly only) one student. I would have liked at least another student at the same time, but other that that I really enjoyed myself – and […]

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Theory Thursday: Paper Grain direction and Papermaking

Welcome to this first Theory Thursday! If you missed the introduction to this ‘paper’ series, it can be found: here, as a guest post on Rachel’s blog. Today I’m going to babble about grain direction in paper. This is one of the favorite topics of every bookbinder I know. If you don’t want to know […]

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Simple Two-Colored Coptic Headbands

I finally finished a bookish example for each of my new Coptic headbands. (Still wondering whether I really invented them.) And now I owe you at least instructions for one of them, I guess. – So let’s go, get your needles and paper ready! For this tutorial you already need to know how to do […]

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