A Secret Page

This request came to me by email this week – by an extraordinary coincidence, because I have only just agreed a date with The Idler Academy to run another book-making course, and set up a Pinterest board showing pictures of some of my handmade books.

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Click on the picture to see the Pinterest board.

On receiving the request, I sent my correspondent a scan from the pages of one of my favourite books, “Making Handmade Books: 100+ bindings, structures and forms”, by Alisa Golden.

I felt a bit bad doing that, so I added a strong recommendation that my correspondent also buy the book, which is full of wonders:

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Click on the picture to find it on Amazon.

If you like the idea of making your own books, you might do the same. In the meantime, I’ve also recorded a speedy video showing how I make the “secret” books. If it’s too fast for you, just pause it as you go along: