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  1. Trish Johnston
    March 15, 2015 @ 12:24 pm

    You are right AIi: no need to spend a fortune to start making books. But getting serious about making books is worth a little investment. Three things I find invaluable are (1) a teflon folder, as it does not leave marks on some papers the way a bone folder does, (2) a Japanese paper punch, and (3) a sewing cradle (in my case, made by my wood-turning DH). I like your list of sites and would add Japanese Paper Place (they have an excellent online catalog and, for really fine paper for books, prints and other art, Twinrocker Handmade Paper.


  2. Cathy Calamas
    March 16, 2015 @ 3:46 pm

    Thanks for this. I was going to msg you on fb to ask you where you get all of your book binding supplies and then here it was. I just signed up for your newsletter, too. I love making books but I’ve put off really learning how to do it correctly. I decided 2015 was the year of the book albeit a quarter late. Really trying to pare down my all over the place art endeavors to a few things. 😉


  3. Grace VanAkin
    March 13, 2018 @ 10:34 am

    So glad you sent an email about this, Ali! What is most surprising to me is how relatively inexpensive the tools are!


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