Category Archives: My books & journals

Flexible Book Structures course: Progression

These two parts of the course introduce us to hinged spines and fastenings as well as layering and cutting back. I first created a reversible 4 panel hinged concertina book. Then I moved to a 2 signature pamphlet stitched notebook … Continue reading

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Drawing: A bit more nature

Simple plant shapes from a variety of visual resources, before adding some to my alcohol inked background. I have one more coloured background but it wasn’t usable as the background was too heavily coloured to see much imagery.  So I … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise – connections

I’ve been looking back over some of the work I’ve created in the last 5 years or so.  While I’ve covered a variety of subjects I see that I keep returning to the idea of connections, boxes, containers, lines and … Continue reading

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New Japanese stab bound book

With much of my home under tarpaulins whilst we renovate, I’ve scant access to my printing, paper-making and book-making materials but managed to rustle up a set of old collagraph plates to re-use last week. With a book project in … Continue reading

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Woven chain book-binding

This was an excellent book-binding class I attended last week.  Luckily, being only one day, the tutor came with much of the book cover construction ready-done.  It seems like cheating a bit but with such time constraints we needed to … Continue reading

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Linear Containment: Book assembled

For anyone following my Linear Containment theme over the last 6 months or so (which evolved from earlier prints in 2017) it might seem I would never get my work into some sort of final project, but you would be … Continue reading

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Workshop: Print, Book, Box

Monoprinting with Glen Skein. January saw me at Sturt Summer School for 5 days of printmaking.  The program included great live-in accommodation, excellent food and several hundred people all involved in a range of workshops. Unfortunately I was struck seriously … Continue reading

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