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Every time I need to attach a new thread I have problems remembering how to tie a weaver’s knot. Eventually I decide a square knot will do.

I’ll just leave this video here as a reminder. For future reference =)

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Anthony Bourdain & The Balvenie head to San Francisco, California to meet with Andrew Hoyem, master typographer and printer of Arion Press. One of the last of its kind, Arion Press has only a handful of members on its staff, all fellow craftsmen dedicated to this age old process. Each works meticulously to create the books in multiple parts, from the typecasters, to the proofreaders, to the printers and the bookbinders. All of these hands build a work of art through a process that must be seen to be believed, and can only, truly, be described as magic.


Hydraulic Press Channel is trying to figure if it is possible to fold a sheet of paper 7 times. I didn’t expect what happened in the end =)

20160310_153202 - Bookbinding - Bakelite folders

Several weeks ago I have ordered 3 mm thick 20×20 cm (778” x 778“) Bakelite sheet from China (you can easily find them at Amazon.com, eBay or AliExpress) to experiment a little with Bakelite folders. I almost always use bone folders and make wooden or laminate wood folders for my students (cheap and fast, you know).

First time I’ve seen Bakelite folder in use was last summer, during my study at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride, CO. That was not a small folder, but a larger one. Very useful while gluing covering material to bookbinder’s board. However, the first thing I’ve tried to do was just an ordinary-sized folder.

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