Author Archives: Ali Manning

Coptic Stitched Books

Coptic book with handmade paper

I want to share with you today a couple of coptic bindings that we explored in the Intermediate Handmade Books Read More →

Sewn Boards Sketch Book

Sewn Boards Sketchbook

As I was heading out on vacation this week, I realized that I didn’t have a journal or sketchbook to Read More →

Long Stitch Link Stitch Book

Long stitch link stitch book

During the recent Intermediate Handmade Books I taught the group how to make the medieval Long Stitch Link (Chain) Stitch Read More →

Simple Japanese Stab Bound Book

4 Hole Japanese Stab Binding

Just a quick share today – a simple 4-hole Japanese stab binding that I spiffed up with the addition of Read More →

Star Book

Star book with handmade paper

Recently I played ¬†with some lovely earth toned handmade papers and created this rustic Star Book: A Star Book is Read More →

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 →