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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Still without Headbands

This is the next book that is waiting for its headbands. This book was meant to illustrate the poor double Coptic headbands (white with black). But I cannot make me add them – I think it looks much better as plain as it is now. Or have I just seen too many Coptic headbands in […]

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Bücherwürmer

Probably it’s a sudden outbreak of expressionism in my usual ways of making books. While thinking “paper is such a beautiful thing” during writing a guest blog for Rachel (will be up tomorrow) I had a sudden – let’s call it seizure – and made these book worms out of paper. It’s a stab stitch, […]

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