Bookbinding Tutorial Secret Belgian Binding

Secret Belgian Binding

It’s tutorial Tuesday! I am sharing great bookbinding tutorials I’ve found around the web on Tuesdays – today’s tutorial is about a mysterious sounding bookbinding style called “Secret Belgian Binding” – This binding was invented in the mid 1980s by Anne Goy, a Belgian bookbinder. She was looking for a Western version of the traditional Japanese […]

Bookbinding Tutorial Accordion Book Photo Album

Accordion Book Photo Album - Mother's Day Gift Idea

It’s tutorial Tuesday! I am sharing great bookbinding tutorials I’ve found around the web on Tuesdays – today’s tutorial is about making an accordion book photo album – a lovely gift to give to friends or relatives. This lovely tutorial was made by Carrie who writes at Making Lemonade: freshly squeezed ideas for home and family click […]

Bookbinding Tutorial Single Curved Needle Chain Stitch Binding

coptic stitch bookbinding tutorial

It’s tutorial Tuesday! I am sharing great bookbinding tutorials I’ve found around the web on Tuesdays – today’s tutorial is about a very popular but tricky style called chain stitch (also known as coptic stitch). This step by step tutorial by Shelly at Cat-Sidh has tons of photos and detailed directions though – click on the link […]

Bookbinding Tutorial Long-stitch Binding

Make your own leather longstitch journal tutorial

It’s tutorial Tuesday! I am sharing great bookbinding tutorials I’ve found around the web on Tuesdays – today’s tutorial is about long stitch binding and was created by Sarah at the blog Are you Flowin’ – it shows you how you can use all different types of paper that you have been hoarding to make a pretty […]

Coverless Coptic Stitch Book with Eyelet-set elastic

Uncovered Sketchbook - with elastic closure by Ruth Bleakley - 1

Doesn’t that stack of folded signatures in the second photo look grand? I used acid-free card stock left over from a big project – I really over stocked on it a couple years ago when I had a class on concertina bindings. Unfortunately I discovered that the card stock was also too heavy for the type […]

Illustrated Octopus Miniature Book

draw an octopus accordion book

This Octopus Miniature Book is one of my most popular posts – here I’ve polished up the photos, which show the illustration process of adding color to the octopus drawing. […]

Easy D.I.Y. printmaking tutorial

Rolling printmaking ink with brayer - easy DIY Printmaking Tutorial

Hooray! I have a new printmaking tutorial up at Poppytalk Handmade. Click to see the […]

Easy Tiny Envelope Tutorial

Little paper envelopes made from assorted papers

Hello bibliophiles! just like I promised a few days ago here’s the easy envelope tutorial I just wrote up/photographed for the lovely blog Poppytalk. Head on over or click on the picture above to see the whole tutorial and […]

Easy DIY Mini Accordion Book Photo Tutorial

Easy mini book photo tutorial - make your own DIY accordion books

My advanced bookbinding class last spring took on the big project of coptic stitch books and so to reward them for all their hard work and patience as I worked out the kinks of teaching a group of people a very tricky stitch, I made everyone in the class these fun little accordion books! […]

Floating Ink Bombs: Decorative Paper With Bubbles

Blue and pink bubbles

Book pages created with bubble paper

There are still a few warm sunny days left in September and the beginning of October up here in Massachusetts. Take yourself outside for some decorative paper-making fun using bubble-blowing solution and ink.

Just to warn you, this  could quite possibly be the most messy craft project ever – imagine inky […]