Book arts events and exhibitions in Edinburgh this June: Bound In Edinburgh (That’s us!) each Wednesday. On the first and third Wednesdays we will meet from 10:15 am at the Forest Cafe ( or if they are shut at Machina … Continue reading Book Arts in Edinburgh – What’s On June
The past couple of meetings a few of us have been experimenting with the seemingly infinite variations that a concertina spine and stitched pamphlets allow. All the variations we worked on had this starting constraint – a sheet of paper … Continue reading Concertina spine books and their variations.
This week we were discussing the X-Book structure from “Making handmade books : 100+ bindings, structures & forms” by Alisa Golden. The video below gives a good overview of how the book is made – basically a “one sheet, 8 … Continue reading X Books with Pockets
At todays meeting we all had a go at the multi piece cover with accordion book structure that had been featured on the Byopia Press in December. To make the book you need 4 pieces of square origami paper for … Continue reading Multi Piece Cover Book Structure
On Wednesday the 27th we will meet at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery Cafe on Queen Street Edinburgh from 10:15 am. All welcome. The following week we will be back at the Forrest Cafe, as usual. Continue reading 27th February – Change of Venue
Weds 27 Feb 2019: This week, a change to our regular venue. Our weekly meeting will take place at the cafe of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. 10.30am to 12.30pm. All welcome! Continue reading Weekly meet
Look out for our mini ‘zine calling cards at events, shops, libraries and cafes. A group collaboration to promote the new weekly gathering with information about the group, when and where it meets. Download the pdf to make your own A5 mini zine. Print the pdf as a double sided A4 document at a scale of 100%. Cut in half to A5 and fold as per the diagram below. Cut the dotted line (on the fold) and squash out the centre pages to assemble your mini zine. Continue reading Mini Zine Calling Cards
A new group for sharing ideas and techniques on bookbinding. Come and meet like-minded people making and repairing books, journals, ‘zines and boxes. We meet weekly at : Forest Cafe, Tollcross (141 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9JN) Wednesday, 10.15am Free, but please support the cafe by buying a coffee etc. Continue reading Bound In Edinburgh