Author Archives: Ali Manning

Single Signature Hard Cover Book

Perpetual birthday calendar with handmade paper

I’m excited to share this fun project with you – a hard cover single signature book that is a perpetual Read More →

Leather Journal with Diamond Stitching

Leather Journal with handmade paper

Here’s book number 33 in my 50 Book Project: a 3-signature binding with a continuous diamond pattern. This is another Read More →

Introduction to Handmade Books Class – Student Showcase

z stitch book

I’m just finishing up the first session of my four week Introduction to Handmade Books class, and it’s been so Read More →

Upcoming Events

Custom Wedding Photo Album

I just wanted to mention a few events that I’ll be taking part in during May: Western Avenue Artists at Read More →

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 ┬áPergamena┬álast 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

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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 →