Author Archives: Ali Manning

Spring Collage Book Class

I will be offering a new in person class on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 called Spring Collage Read More →

March Paper Club


** Note: March paper club is now closed. Check back for April’s papers on April 1 ** Here’s the first Read More →

Join The New Paper Club!

As many of you know, I have an enormous collection of handmade paper that I bought from Vermont paper maker, Read More →

Handmade Book Tutorial – Long Stitch with Packing

Long stitch with packing

One of the first books I made in my 50 Book Project was a Long Stitch Binding with Packing. The Read More →

50 Book Project is Finished


Here’s the final book in my 50 Book Project and it’s one of my new favorites, Secret Belgian Binding. My Read More →

Woven Codex


You’ll find book number 49, Woven Codex, in Alisa Golden’s phenomenal book Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms. Read More →

Flutter Book

Flutter Book

We’re approaching the end of my 50 Book Project, which started in January 2017 and over the past 2 years Read More →

Envelope Book


I chose a fun design for book number 47 in my 50 Book Project – an Envelope Book. I found Read More →

Concertina Book

Concertina Book

Book number 46 is a concertina binding and it’s a great choice for a travel journal because the spine expands Read More →

Japanese Album Accordion


This is a simple but effective binding called Album Accordion from Kojiro Ikegami’s Japanese ¬†Bookbinding: Instructions From A Master Craftsman. Read More →