Category Archives: bookbinding

Concertina book


Always a bit nervous folding nearly 3 metres of paper! I made the first of these concertina books in 2014, illustrating the Wordsworth poem “Upon Westminster Bridge”. (Top left). This was a one off. I made three more recently, this time illustrating another Wordsworth poem, “Remembrance of Collins” (Top right). Both are linked to the Thames, and are part of evolving photo ideas with connections to the river.

Finished concertina book

Leporello or concertina book


Just finished making my first hand-bound ‘leporello’ book, with words by Alys Fowler. For a collaborative project currently entitled ‘Wildlings’, which will include work from various folk, including paintings by Lynn Keddie. I’ll post updates as the project develops. From the Oxford English Dictionary, “Wilding or Wildling..a plant sown by natural agency”.