Accordion Books for Visual Artists

June 11, 2016

Accordion Books are a delightful option for visual artists, photographers, storytellers and scrapbookers. Handmade with quality heavy paper for light watercolour, collage, ink and inclusions, what seems on the surface to be a familiar style of book may on opening suddenly expand or pop-up well beyond the boundaries of its covers, holding a beautiful secret inside. Folded forms are favourites amongst book artists because they lend themselves to layers and movement and yet work incredibly well as static display books. 

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Exhibitions: Book Arts Round Up

October 28, 2015

Art Park Space Altered Books Exhibition curated by Laura Joy for Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe on Boscombe seafront.

There seems to have been a flurry of interesting altered books, artists books and bookbinding activity lately in Dorset and beyond. Here's a round up:

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Bookbinding Week 1: Folded Books

April 24, 2015

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Save The Date: Exhibitions & Fairs

October 06, 2014

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Bookbinding Workshop with Laura Joy at Artisan Studio

September 08, 2014

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New: Paperback Notebooks & Sketchbooks

December 16, 2013

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Monochrome part II

September 12, 2013

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BOUND at Hawthorn Contemporary Craft Gallery

July 16, 2013

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Artist's Book Events: SS13

April 08, 2013

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Size Guide

Use this Size Guide to check the dimensions of the books you're considering purchasing (dimensions are external and refer to the closed book unless otherwise indicated). If you'd like some guidance with selecting the correct size, feel free to contact Susan the bookbinder: email or call +44 (0)7748 759371

Leather Memory Books, Wedding Guest Books, Journals and Sketchbooks
A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm


Miniature Journals
 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches


Marbled Notebooks
 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205 mm or 8 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 8.25 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages