Author Archives: Ali Manning

Accordion Book with Signatures

Accordion Book with Signatures

I mentioned earlier in the year how much I like accordion books. They’re simple but so versatile and appealing. For Read More →

Red Leather Artist Journal with Handmade Paper

Red leather artist journal

I created several leather artist journals this weekend using some leather that I purchased from  Pergamena last December. I paired it Read More →

Handmade Paper Adventure

Hand made paper Lowell Massachusetts

Good news – I’ve embarked on a new adventure – one that involves A LOT of paper. Here’s the story: Read More →

Collaged Flag Book

Flag Book

While experimenting with accordion folds recently, I decided to make a Flag Book. Oh my gosh – I love this Read More →

Readers’ Books


I love to see the books that readers of this blog make. Here’s a few that will knock your socks Read More →

Japanese Bookbinding

Japanese binding sketch book

Several months ago I purchased the classic bookbinding text, Japanese Bookbinding – Instructions from a Master Craftsman by Kijiro Ikegami. Read More →

Simple Accordion Books

Mini_Accordion Book

I’m really drawn to simple books at the moment, especially accordion structures. This is such a versatile book that is Read More →

Beyond The Book Show


I checked out some of the artists’  books in this year’s Beyond The Book show, an annual juried exhibit of Read More →

Triple Accordion Book

Triple Accordion Book with Marbled Paper

This past week I’ve been playing with accordion book structures and in particular those from Alisa Golden’s Making Handmade Books:100+ Read More →

Happy New Year

Braided spine notebook

Happy 2016 – I hope you had a splendid holiday season! I took a few weeks off at the end Read More →