Author Archives: Ali Manning

Instagram Inspiration

Instagram Inspiration

I thought I’d share some of the projects that have inspired me on Instagram this week: This artist book created Read More →

Where to Find Swatch Books

Hardcover Book with Carets Stitch

These days most of us purchase our book binding supplies online and while online shopping is convenient and offers us Read More →

July Paper Club

July Paper Club Selection

Welcome to the July Paper Club! ┬áThis month I’m offering a cheerful collection of papers from my stash that includes Read More →

Choosing The Right Pen for Handmade Paper

Best journaling pens for handmade paper

In many of the handmade books I create, I use my stash of textured handmade paper for the signatures (pages) Read More →

Garden Book

Garden Book 1

I recently completed a project for an Interweave publication called Handmade Books Cover to Cover┬áthat includes eleven bookmaking projects plus Read More →

June Paper Club

Sorry June Paper Club has already sold out. Please stay tuned for July’s selection! Welcome to the June Paper Club. Read More →

Accordion Book with Signatures

Accordion Book

The accordion is one of the simplest but most elegant book forms, and it’s one I return to time and Read More →

Book & Magazine Giveaway

Contest has now closed – thanks to all those who entered. Congratulations to Lana! As many of you know, my Read More →

How to Create Perfect Book Covers Every Time

Handmade Book Cover

When I first started creating books, making neat and well finished covers was a challenge. I got better with a Read More →

May Paper Club

** May Paper Club is closed ** Welcome to the May Paper Club. I’m offering a lovely collection of warm Read More →