16 Comments

  1. Ellen Young
    January 25, 2018 @ 10:50 am

    Thanks for sharing such a unique binding!

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  2. Sheila Barnes - The Idaho Beauty
    January 27, 2018 @ 4:41 pm

    Lightbulb moment! You’ve taken the mystery out of this binding. Never occurred to me that the wrapping would happen through their own holes. Brilliant!

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  3. Liana Miranda
    February 4, 2018 @ 10:25 am

    Grata por compartilhar 🙂 !!!

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  4. Joyce Cook
    February 4, 2018 @ 12:19 pm

    Thanks so much. It is so nice of you to share this.

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  5. Barbara Lemme
    February 6, 2018 @ 5:52 pm

    Thanks so much. The directions with pictures are most helpful.

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  6. Janet M
    February 21, 2018 @ 3:47 pm

    About how thick are the signatures if using 1/4″ graph paper?

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  7. Laurie
    May 13, 2018 @ 9:20 pm

    Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Linda
    May 18, 2018 @ 2:27 pm

    I look forward to trying this. Instructions look easy and thank you for sharing.

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  9. tree
    June 3, 2018 @ 12:32 pm

    What an amazing book. I am approaching my first hand made journal. More accurately, i’m sneaking up on it in a way that i hope is discrete. I have an image in my mind and yesterday i cut two boards from packing material. I plan to bind visual journals and would like a format that will expand to accommodate the layers of paint and collage material. Honestly, Ali, I feel like my goal is attainable since i’ve joined the FB group and been receiving your posts in my inbox. Thank you so much.

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    • Ali Manning
      June 13, 2018 @ 4:10 pm

      Hi Tree, thanks for your kind words. I’m so glad you’re encouraged to make handmade books since you joined the FB group. I can’t wait to see what you make!

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  10. Linda R.
    August 11, 2018 @ 4:39 pm

    Excellent instructions and very easy to follow. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Karen
    August 16, 2018 @ 11:33 pm

    I’m so thrilled to have found your website. I purchased the August paper club paper and it is so beautiful!! I’m in the process of making the concertina. Can’t wait to start on the above book. I know just who I’ll give it to. Thanks for sharing.

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    December 14, 2018 @ 10:38 pm

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  13. Annie Glacken
    January 21, 2019 @ 10:25 am

    Ali, thank you for this tutorial. I have two questions please: 1) on the inside, how much of a gap is there on the spine between signatures. 2) if you wanted to make this book using book board instead of leather, how far apart should you space the front and back cover board from the center board formthe spine when covering the board? Thanks!

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  14. Judith Favia
    April 14, 2019 @ 2:10 pm

    Using a Japanese screw punch was a lifesaver. Perfect little holes, easy to sew through. I used the 1 mm punch and the holes were 2 1/2 mm apart.

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  15. artyvelarde
    June 16, 2019 @ 2:06 pm

    Thank you very much for this tutorial! I look forward to trying it!

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