Bookbinding for the Modern Maker I teach makers to express their creativity with handmade books & journals
Hi! I’m Ali Manning
Through Vintage Page Designs and the Handmade Book Club, I’ve met thousands of other passionate bookmakers, mixed media artists and crafters. We all share a love of book arts and crafting just for the joy of it.
I believe that bookbinding and book arts are for everyone, regardless of skill level or equipment. All you need is a little creativity and, of course, paper!
What Is the Handmade Book Club?
The Handmade Book Club is a community of bookmakers from around the world. Each month I teach a new book binding project to the club members. In addition to making books, we love learning about ways to fill our handmade journals. That’s why we have guest artists and speakers join us every month!
Whether you’re an experienced bookmaker or a complete novice, the Handmade Book Club is a community for you. You can try out a free book project here.
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“You set a wonderful tone of joy, inclusiveness, relaxation, and playfulness. A newbie like me feels so welcomed, and I feel no pressure to do anything perfectly, or rigidly adhere to any standards. Your videos are so warm and friendly, and you’re so generous with your knowledge! You’re really creating community here. I’m so happy I joined!”
– Liz N
“The community you’ve created is unique in that the members are unfailingly kind and encouraging as well as being creative and inspiring. I think everyone, from the talented professional artist to the happy dabbler (that’d be me), benefits.”
– Frances K
“I am so glad I found this group. Now, more than ever, it’s good to be a part of a like-minded community. Never any pressure. Total support. Fabulous!”
– Wendy T
“I love what the book club has become- camaraderie, sharing of projects, inspiration, easy to follow instructions.”
“You chose two people (for your last mixed media classes) who were as passionate about their thing as you are about handmade books. They made their topic seem doable and encouraged us to use what we have and gave permission to modify and do it our way. I don’t know if this is the way everybody in the handmade book world is (passionate, gentle, forgiving, encouraging of beginners) or if you are choosing people that meet your expectations. Which ever, thank you for pushing me to try and learn new things.”