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A stack of signatures made by tearing down large sheets of Nideggen paper—they await binding.

The Potentiality of the Page

I write a lot on the blog about using the types of papers that you want to work on so that you can push your work forward in intentional ways. One of the simplest ways to do that if you work in a bound journal is to bind your own journals with the papers you […]

Examples of the Simple Round Back Spine structure with cloth covered boards and recessed labels. (The book in the back has a raised label effect we will discuss.)

Simple Round Back Spine 2018 Class Registration Opens Today

Registration for “The Simple Round Back Spine” online bookbinding class opens today, Friday, March 9, 2018. Click on the link to go to the registration page. Class begins on March 31, 2018 with all lessons dropping at once so that students can work at their own pace during the month while I’m in the classroom […]

All my binding methods can be done at home without any special equipment. I stack my books with heavy art books as weights, there are also some bricks on the top of the stack that didn't make it into the photo. When I'm done binding everything gets put back on the shelves and it's life as normal.

New Adventures in Book Binding

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to add a new entry into this series of posts started way back at the beginning of my blog! A shoulder injury has kept me from binding batches of books. I’ve bound a book now and then so I’d have a special Minnesota State Fair Journal, […]

Stacks of Zerkall Nideggen awaiting binding into visual journals.

Registration Closes Soon For Simple Round Back Spine

  Saturday, July 15 is the final day to register for The Simple Round Back Spine online class that starts the same day. (You can read more about this class at that link.) It’s a detailed class in which I show you how to make an elegant hardcover book with cloth-covered boards and a rounded […]

This shot shows all the signatures I tore down from all of the sheets, including the long strips that were waste from one tear—but which can be further torn and folded to make mini books out of small signatures like the one resting on top of the strips.

Tearing Down Paper for Book Binding—Stacks of Gutenberg

Last year I got the news from Wet Paint that Hahnemühle was discontinuing Gutenberg. It’s one of my favorite papers for binding into art journals. It comes in 3 weights that all take wet media, all work great with gouache, and the thickest weight is also a great support for collage. I happen to love […]

There’s Still Time To Sign Up for May’s Simple Round Back Spine Bookbinding Class

If you've got an urge to make some visual journals in May or bind custom sketchbooks for yourself, you still have time to sign up for my 2016 Simple Round Back Spine Class.  Class begins on May 1. You can read all about class here. Or you can go right to the registration page by clicking […]

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Join Me for “The Simple Round Back Spine” beginning May 1, 2016

Above: Examples of the Simple Round Back Spine structure. The book at the left and front both have recessed labels which we'll create in class. We will discuss other labeling approaches like the back, right book in class. If you’ve already heard about the class and want to register click here to go to the […]

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Roz Wound Up Classes in February and May 2016

Above: 9 x 12 inch sketch of resting sheep at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. (Sakura Pigma Sensei Pen and Schmincke pan watercolors.) If you would like to improve your ability to sketch live subjects in public join me for the 2016 Drawing Practice Class listed below. As 2015 wraps up it’s time to start […]

A Little Housekeeping on the Blog and My Mailing List

If you look in the left-hand column of the blog near the top, you'll see the gull from my blog header in a box labeled "Classes with Roz." If you click on that it will take you to the current/upcoming class I'm teaching. Just below that image there is a sign up form for my […]

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Still Time to Sign Up for May Binding Class and Take Advantage of Supply Set Deal at Wet Paint

Won't come to Minnesota to take a bookbinding class with me because April Twenty-first's snow storm has you scared? Then take one of my online bookbinding classes—Simple Round Back Spine begins May 2, 2015. (Read more about the class and registration details at this link.) Work from the comfort of your own home. You can even […]

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