The students were set the task of folding their paper with a bamboo folder. This gives a sharp strong edge on the spine. After folding, 12 sheets are tucked into each other, that becomes a section. The section is then drilled with a brad awl 3 times and the pages sewn and tied in the middle.
Married to Allison for 45 years, 3 sons, David, Russell and Paul. I have been primary school teaching in New Zealand for 32 years and for the last 11 years have been developing a Book Art Studio, Library, Art Gallery and substantial warehouse of printmaking equipment and materials. We have a Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Museum that is a working collection. I have invented an A4 relief printing press and an A3 hydraulic printing press that I manufacture and sell throughout New Zealand with sales into 5 countries overseas. Allison and I have written, illustrated, set, printed, bound and published over 100 titles of artist books.