Author Archives: Ali Manning

Favorite Instagrammers – Handmade Books

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I find myself spending more time Instagram than Pinterest these days. Don’t get me wrong, I still use Pinterest and Read More →

Blanket Stitch Book

Blanket Stitch Handmade Book

This Blanket Stitch binding is from Keith Smith’s first volume of Book of Non-Adhesive Bindings. I love the pattern it Read More →

Gelatin Fall Leaf Print Book

Winged Book with Gelli Fall Leaf Prints

I’ve been making leaf prints with my gelatin (Gelli) plates to celebrate all the beautiful Fall colors I see around Read More →

Mini Leather Books with Carets Binding

Mini Leather Books

I’m making progress with my 50 Book Project and I will be finished by the end of the year – Read More →

5 Ways to Use a Handmade Journal

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During our monthly Open Studios at Western Avenue Studios, I often hear these comments about my books: It’s too nice Read More →

10 Tips for Creating Handmade Books on a Budget

Handmade Books on a Budget

If you’re new to making handmade books, please don’t spend a fortune on new tools and equipment. Here are my Read More →

Summer Sketchbook Series

Coptic Stitch Book

I’m having so fun much teaching a Sketchbook Series this summer. I don’t normally teach classes during the summer month Read More →

Handmade Books with French Doors

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I recently created a couple of books with a French Doors structure. This is a book with two spines and Read More →

Mini Notebooks With Scraps

Mini_Pamphlet_Notebook

I had fun using up scraps of paper and thread to make these mini notebooks. The covers are handmade kraft Read More →

Rustic Nature Journal

Recently I dyed a stack of print making paper using tea and made some marks with rust and leaves. I Read More →