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Category Archives: Bookbinding

A loopy box with a drawer

Yesterday I finally got all my paperwork in to Penland for the boxmaking class I’ll be teaching in August. It got me all in a box making mood, so I … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 17 Comments

SALE ! SALE! SALE!

Hello Blog Friends! Happy Thanksgiving from the UK, where no one seems to have noticed? I spent all last weekend selling books and boxes and I JUST CAN’T STOP. I’ve … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 6 Comments

I will not have an empty shop. I will not have an empty shop.

Just a little over three weeks before I head to¬† MADE Brighton and I am trying to conquer my fear of an empty shop through steady, obsessive binding. Small books, … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 6 Comments

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 · 40 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