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March 2003 - Issue 22

Welcome to the March 2003 issue of byhand!

Anniversary Draw

It's time to celebrate two years of publishing byhand!

Which means it's time for a draw.

Send me a
hand-decorated postcard
which must arrive before April 1, 2003
and your name will go in a draw for a fabulous prize!
All the submissions will be displayed on the Subscriber's Gallery Page. (We're way overdue for some more artwork on there!)

Here's the link to the
postcard back with address or can print this out and use it if it makes life easier (and I'm all for that!).
Or here's the address:

Suzanne Cannon
Quietfire Design
Box 1231
Port Alberni, BC
V9Y 7M1

I look forward to seeing what you create!

This month we have the first of the Tag Book Swap bookies to show you, along with information on altering books (What is an Altered Book?) as well as the continuing article on copper.

A note about this issue - there are a lot of links in this issue and they are set up to open a new browser window. When you have finished with these links, simply close that browser window and you will be back in byhand.

There have been some significant changes in ordering the byhand products...

I am delighted (because I actually managed to get it up and working!) to introduce you to the
byhand Products page
which is a shopping cart for purchases of those harder to get items for your creative endeavours. The shopping cart is a PayPal shopping cart, but if you do not wish to use PayPal, the shopping cart list can be copied (highlight and copy) and pasted into an email to me.

All the prices on this shopping cart are in US dollars with Canadian dollars shown below them.

Don't forget if you're proud of artwork that you have stamped with a Quietfire Rubber Stamp, please send me a copy and I'll be delighted to put in the Stamping Gallery.

I hope you enjoy this issue of byhand!

Quietfire Design is proud to be a Sponsor at this years Artwerx. We will also be at the Vendor Market will a whole pile of goodies for your creative whims!
We are creating a special edition of art journals especially for ARTwerx! These journals will feature our fabulous heavy text pages perfect for your collages and paints, but have undecorated covers which are just itching for embellishment with memories from your Artwerx weekend!

A Week with Calligrapher
Tim Botts
in Vancouver, BC

Tim Botts is coming to teach at Regent College for one week this summer July 28 - August 1. The class is entitled "The Word Made Visible".
Details can be found at: or mail to: Admissions, Regent College 5800 University Blvd. Vancouver V6T 2E4 or Call 604-224-3245 or toll free 1-800-663-8664
The course will run from 8 am to 4 pm daily and is limited to 20 registrants on a first come, first served basis.

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Site Siting

This month I would like to feature another byhandartist,
Charmaine Stack.

Artwork by Charmaine Stack

Charmaine is a wonderful artist who loves to try new techniques.

Below is a sample of her experiments with Kaleidoscope Stamping. Charmaine is amazing with this technique. The stamp on the bottom right is the one used to create the Kaleidoscope on the left. To see more check out her website!

Artwork by Charmaine Stack

Books to Inspire

Seeing we are on the subject of altered books this month, I'd like to share a wonderful book called Altered Books 101 by Beth Cote and Cindy Pestka, which is a visual candy store of excellent altered book ideas.
(I got mine at World of Stamps in Steveston)

You can acquire the book through Beth Cote at this link. Beth also has a video about book altering as well.

There is another book due to be released, if it hasn't been already, and that is titled Altered Book Page Ideas. It is another Can Do Crafts publication.

Another wonderful resource is wee book printed last year and entitled
How to Alter a Book
by Elizabeth Badurina.

This little black and white gem is chalk full of ideas. If you're nice, she might re-issue it. Feel free to contact her - - and bug her about it! Tell her I sent you!.... if you don't get side-tracked for hours in her website!

Altered Books

What is an Altered Book?
An altered book begins with a book that is on it's way to the dump. It's unwanted, unloved. Time to think about a recycling project!

Altered Book definition by the Altered Book Yahoo group:
An altered book is an existing book that has been changed or altered .... "glued, painted, collaged, rubber stamped, cut, torn, or added to. It is an expression of one's self, a piece of art, an experiment or a conversation piece. Someone recently referred to the Altered Book List as the "rescue-a-book society".

This is a spread I did in Gillian Gravenor's book. The theme she chose was Shrines.

Take that old book and breathe new life into it. Alter it!

Which means you can paint in it, collage in it, cut out niches, stamp in it. There is no limits to what you can do with a book you are altering. Any book will do, hardcover books being preferred, but books with pages that are crumbling are perhaps not going to work out well - however, you could cut this whole book block of text pages out and replace it with your own pages! Books with glossy pages can be sanded to accept paint better.

Altered page by Meesh in Suzanne's Hungarian Dictionary. Yes, it's the "fish" page!

I have this sneaking suspicion that contemporary altered books began with those who were not bookbinders, but were looking for interesting journals. Many artists simply take each page and obliterate what is on it with gesso. Essentially you end up with a blank journal, but different.

Another way to approach altering a book is to take some element on the page, be it a word or picture, and use it as a creative springboard. This provides a much greater challenge.

Byhandartist Zoe Hecht, who produces an "infrequent, personal 'zine" called art on the loose, writes "as far back as medieval book making, altering has occurred. In the 19th c, many books were altered, and the fashion of the day was to embellish or use books as keepsakes pasting, pinning, and darning in objects, hair, among other interesting items".

One of the more recent and well-known altered book is called A Humument and originates from W.H. Mallock's novel, A Human Document and was altered by artist Tom Phillips . Mr. Phillips altered his first version of A Human Document in 1966.

This is the cover of my Hungarian Dictionary which I painted, lettered on, stamped on and poked holes to thread beads through.

Last year a group of us on Vancouver Island decided to do a Altered Book Round Robin. We are the Altered Islanders, six artists, most of whom have never met, and scattered from Victoria to Ucluelet to Campbell River. We each selected our own book, did some altering in it and then sent it out to the next person on the list. We chose all shapes and sizes of books. Mine was a Hungarian Dictionary that I picked up for about $3. Most of the books had a theme. Susan chose a Westcoast theme, and, as well as decorating pages, asked that we create sign-in totem poles from tongue depressors(!). Gillian's theme was Shrines, Charmaine's theme was Gardens, Corinne's book was titled A Darkness Greater than Night, and the title of Meesh's was Laws of Spirit. You can see a selection of the pages from our books here:
and I know if you've checked out Charmaine Stack's website (our Site Siting for this month) you can see pages from her Gardens of our Souls altered book.

Our books have been around once to each artist and now we have begun a second round. Many of us are sending our original books for a second time. Round Robins are a great way to see how others approach an altered book and an artistic challenge. Receiving a book the second time gives you a chance to finish up what you started, to continue where you left off or to create afresh. When a book has a theme, often you have to live with the book for a while until inspiration strikes or you've collected cool items to put in it.

Altered Page by Chamaine in Suzanne's Hungarian dictionary. Highlighted on the page is the word "rejtveny", the Hungarian word for "puzzle".

The tongue depressor totems from Susan's Westcoast book


Here is a portion of an email I sent to the Altered Islanders asking their opinions and feelings about altering the books....

Why not just use a blank journal? For me it's easier to use a blank journal than to deface a book. I had a book for a year before I could alter it! Was that a problem for you ladies?

Do you think that it's more fun to use an element on the page as a creative springboard? or would you rather not have to worry about that? and just dive in.

Does a theme cramp your style? or slow you down? (I would say not, by what I've seen!) I know it sure slows me down! (except for Charmaine's Garden book)

How do you approach your altered book. Do you read the pages that have already been done first? Do you find it hard to be the first in a round robin?


I absolutely love to do altered books. In fact, with a theme of sorts, I find it much easier to come up with ideas and go for it. This has been my first experience with an AB RR and I am in love with the entire process! I now do altering on my own, just for my own sake. Yet, one of the best thing is seeing all of the other artist's work - this is so inspiring and awesome to behold.



i find it far easier to alter than to use a blank journal.

First its no waste if i totally blow it, and second it just has a whole lot more interesting look. I guess the idea, in the book "The English patient" where he wrote in and around his copy of Heroditus was part of it for me. As well I have seen old scrap books using an existing book. I am not great in using the existing book as part of the piece (or not as good as i would like)...But found that doing Suzanne's altered dictionary helped a lot with that, gave me a push.

I love thrift shopping so looking for the books is great fun for me. In the last issue of Somerset, in the artists profile, the artist used blank journals but covered them in old book covers...she just glued them on over her journal if I remember right. That's another way to alter a book.

The first altered book I did was really a scrap book for my collages, and didn't know that it had a name....



When I get an altered book in our Round Robin, I definitely look at what others have done first. Partly cuz it is like Christmas to open those pages and soak in all that inspiration. Partly because I find these books tend to take on a life of their own and suggest a theme or way to go for me. So obviously if I am the first person to work in a book, I find it harder, because I am not getting a lot of visual cues from others.

This was my first experience with ABs so I think I have relaxed more as time has gone on and I have seen more of everyone else's work and I realize that I am (I hope!) not doing anything wrong. I *do* like to use an element on the page as a springboard - I really like it if I can have some text showing through, especially if it ties in with the imagery. I know everyone has their own thoughts on this. Some people think of the book as just a support for their art - like plain canvas or paper, it does not matter that there is text or images there already. The book content, title, colour, etc. are immaterial to them. They "create without limits!" But I think of it in a totally different way. I try to "enhance" the book or the book theme with what I do (albeit not always successfully).

Does the theme slow me down? Yes, mostly because it is imposed on me by the book owner, instead of being a theme I have come up with. Thankfully each of us did some work in our books first to get them going before sending them on their way - and that has aided me in understanding what the themes are and a little of the book owners' expectations. So the theme slows me down because I have to let it settle within (I know that sounds sort of spiritual or something, sorry) but I have to be presented with the theme, then I let it roll around inside for a bit while I think of what found objects or other "helps" I have that can be stretched to fit the theme. Some book themes are quicker to distill and act on; others take longer for inspiration to hit. I can't see any rhyme or reason to it, either. I don't find this "slowing down" a negative, however; I love the challenge, and the more frustrating it is, usually the more pleasure I get (and gusto I give) when I do hit on the right path to follow. So in that respect, it is great that this group has been pretty forgiving if things take a bit longer to move along than originally hoped. That gives us the freedom to internalize the visual and textual clues and get the juices flowing. (I don't think I am alone in this - from what I have seen in the books, everyone is taking the time to think out what they contribute, but I would love to hear everyone else's approach.)

Suzanne said "I think that book altering has been promoted by those who don't want to bind their own books." That may be true. I know for me making a book from scratch takes a lot of time (as I am not experienced enough to just whip them out) and care (because I do care!). I love the process of making the book, just slowing down and doing something methodically and deliberately. It is a totally different space for me than the embellishment, writing in, or decoration of the book. Once I have made up a book, I have a hard time using it - they are so pretty with all those clean, white pages. An old, neglected or discarded book is easier for me to play in.

Suzanne said "For me it's easier to use a blank journal than to deface a book." Ah, my friends, it's all in how you look at it. I think with all the Altered Islander RR ABs I have seen so far - they have been vastly *improved* by the art - not defaced. A book unopened on the shelf or languishing in the bargain bin (where mine came from) is not enriching lives, lifting spirits, making glad. An Altered Islanders RR Book, however, does all of this and more!

Why would you want to alter a book?

  • because you are recycling something which would go to the landfill
  • because it saves you the expense of buying a sketchbook
  • because it takes less time than binding your own book
  • because it has built in challenges for your creative soul
  • because it has built in prompts
  • because it's fun!

Here is a list of sites where you can see wonderful examples of altered books (in no particular order).

Yahoo Discussion Groups There is an amazing resource of information in this group's files.

Helga Strauss has a gallery of altered pages by various artists on her ArtChix Studio website

Lenna Andrews Foster - check out a couple of Lenna's recent altered pages in the Stamping Gallery where she has used Quietfire Rubber!

Check out any of the following where Lenna shows altered books:

Her Class Sample books are here:
Her work in the current art-e-zine exchange is here:
Her work in last years art-e-zine exchange is here:
The book where she used Quietfire stamps, which is a one on one exchange with her friend Ann, is in this album:

And if you are really interested:

International Society of Altered Book Artists (ISABA) A non-profit organization whose mission is to "promote altered books as an art form and to provide a forum for the exchange of skills, experiences and ideas through education, exhibits and events" The annual membership dues of $35 includes: annual 'zine (filled with tips and inspiration), membership directory, membership card, use of logo, online ISABA group with monthly online classes and a teacher database. Future plans include a traveling library, annual symposium, juried shows, workshops and more. Mail check payable to ISABA, PO Box 56, Genoa, IL 60135 USA or use Paypal, by credit card, account name is

Go forth and alter!

Stolen Moments

(was Studio Tips)

Paperweaving Plus

Recently I decided to try my hand at paper weaving. We have all woven paper in school. Remember those strips of coloured construction paper that ripped so easily and faded in the light? I thought maybe I'd add a twist to the process. With the help of the byhandartists, here are some "grown-up" versions!

This was a sample I did using the Japanese Potluck papers (available below) to do some elegant paper weaving. The only "twist" here was the copper tape (not part of the collage Potluck Papers!).




Adding different materials than just paper sounded like fun and the wire spiral was an additional challenge. I think I need to glue it down!








Anne A's paperweaving with paste paper and gift wrap.

Anne calls this one "elementary paper weaving". Looks complicated enough to me!

More from Anne....."I'm putting this paper weaving business to bed..."

And then this arrived in the mail....

and then....


This paper weaving was done in just a few seconds (ok minutes) with stuff around my computer.

Judy W.

Using left over vellum from another project with woven leather strip


Becky S. used all sorts of colors and textures!

Thanks very much to the byhandartists that played (especially Anne who couldn't seem to stop!)

I'd be delighted to receive your favourite tips and techniques for inclusion here - we can all learn from them and probably save someone - like me - frustrations!


A Passion for Copper - Part V

Parts I through V can be found in the previous issues of byhand

For this issue of byhand, I spent a few weeks thinking how I could acquire the beaten copper look with household tools. I went all over town looking for a little ballpeen hammer with no luck. Then I asked my woodworking teacher how he'd do it. Boy, did I feel like a dolt. He suggested a marble and then he disappeared over to his tools and pulled out a carriage bolt. These have rounded head, with no notches. And that's what I used to dimple this heart. I place the head of the bold against the copper and pounded the other end!

I thought I'd do another one using a marble. Well, you'd think in a house full of boys I could find a marble? Not.

So I tried a bead with a glue dot on it so it wouldn't roll away (thought I was so clever - it served its purpose!). However, the bead broke. Did I mention how well the carriage bolt worked?

Thanks to Jim Lawson for the perfect solution!

Tag Book Swap

In December I proposed the Tag Book Swap, where artists were to design small books using shipping tags as some part of their books. If you want to read more about this challenge, click here!

The results are amazing! Please enjoy the first installment!

Corinne Pratz
Lake Cowichan, BC

each one has the recipients name in Runes on the cover and the alphabet inside.

I had a general idea of what I wanted to create, but for the most part, my tag books came together through a lot of trying this and that. I started with card stock, and created the paper by sponging acrylics, one color at a time and allowing them to dry well before adding the next color. I used about 5 different hues and the metallic bronze and gold brought a really nice sheen to the pages. I then punched a hole to create the tag and decided on 4 pages for each booklet. The bamboo atop the booklets serves as decorative and as binding. These were labelled and sold as beads. Using gold crafting wire, I looped a horseshoe bit of wire around the bamboo, pulled it through the hole from the front of the booklet to the back. The top and bottom wire was then straightened, wound around to the front of the booklet evenly and then fed through the ends of the bamboo. I used my pliers to add a little decorative swirl to 'cap off' the binding. Being a long time fan of Runic alphabets, I decided to personalize each booklet. I added a little legend inside so recipients could decipher their names and try their own hand at this ancient alphabet.

Elaine McLeod
Port Alberni, BC

Lately, I haven't made much time for being creative and was feeling a little disconnected from the arts. That's when the tag book swap caught my eye. So I decided to go for the challenge and headed out to buy some tags.
Planning for a few mistakes, I bought a box of 100! To my surprise I only spoiled a few. As a painter and jewellery maker, not a book binder, I was not very confident, so I used post-it notes for pages.
Then I decorated with a "Love" theme, including a tiny, hand made wire heart. I hope all who receive them, enjoys their little love-note books and uses them to post love-notes to all their loved ones and especially to themselves! It was great fun and can't wait to do it again!


Kathy O'Bryan
Bellingham, WA

Sanwa tissue was placed over pressed flowers and washed with diluted glue to become the front cover. The inside quote is a stamp from Postmodern Design, #CN1-101D Camus. "Romeo & Juliet" paper strip from cigar box deconstruction was glued to gold painted tyvek (from recycled postal mailer), then sewn to front and back covers as a binding. Scraps of handmade bookcloth (cotton fabric fused with TransWeb to masa paper) were sewn to back cover as pockets to hold notepad. An assortment of beads/charms and threads/fibers for personalized embellishment was included with each tag book..


Pat Williams - Sidney, BC

I wanted to use this poem by Robin Skelton, my favourite of a series of four poems written for calligraphers and dedicated to his wife Sylvia Skelton who was a calligrapher and teacher. The format is a bit unconventional (as Robin was!) with the text dropping down when the book is opened. The text was handlettered and then photocopied onto 90 lb watercolour paper, designed to fit 2 text blocks on a 8 1/2 x 11 page. This was cut and pasted into the wrap-around tag cover with a tab closure to keep the whole thing together. Six book were made with one sheet of w/c paper painted on both sides, hardly any scraps left over. I wish now I had made all 25 copies!


Bonnie Braithwaite-Lee

Kanata, ON



I used the Fresco Chalk-Finish inks (which I love) on my tags. I brayered the large tag with Venetian Sunrise, Florentine Rose and Olive Grove. I then stamped the smaller tag with the same colours using a Hero Arts shadow stamp (and stamping off the Olive Grove once before I stamped it on the tag). I coloured the "Dream a little dream" tag with the same colours using sponge daubers. The reinforcements and the edges of the tags were all done with Versacolour Olive ink. "Dream a little dream" and "Dreams are the touchstones..." were also stamped in the Versacolour Olive ink. The quotes were computer generated. Stitch it all together, add fibres and beads or charms and it's done.



Nancy Quinn

Surrey, BC

stamps used: Stampin' Up!
manilla tags used for front & back old atlas used for pages
Inspiration: I love maps and wanted to share this with others.


Gentle Thoughts


Suzanne's Schedule
Winter 2003

Mar 1 Burnaby BC Creative Bookbinding Burnaby Continuing Education
Mar 2 Surrey BC Criss Cross Coptic Private Class
Mar 8 Winnipeg, MB Adding Funk to your Foundational Calligrapher's Guild of Manitoba
Mar 9 Winnipeg, MB Artist's Journal Calligrapher's Guild of Manitoba
Mar 22 Victoria BC Artist's Journal Paperworks Gallery
Mar 29 Port Alberni BC Instant Letters Port Alberni Parks and Recreation
April 25 Port Alberni BC A New Day with the Arts Lori Wilson's Glass Studio - email me for more information
May 3,4 Port Alberni BC Giant Spring Craft Fair Port Alberni Athletic Hall
May 25 Surrey BC Eyelet Book Private Class

Summer and Fall Schedule

May 31 Victoria, BC Coptic Bound Journal Island Blue
please register after April 1
June 1 Victoria, BC


Island Blue
please register after April 1
Sept 20,21 Calgary AB bookbinding - tba  
Oct 4,5 Duncan BC Artist's Journal Warmlands Calligraphers
Nov 1 Port Alberni BC Artisan's Craft Show Hansen Hall, Port Alberni
Nov 14,15,16 Port Alberni BC Giant Christmas Craft Fair tba


Nontraditional Tools for Calligraphy

Carpenter's Pencil

Ah, yes, the lowly carpenter's pencil! You have to do a little work to flatten it along the broad edge, but you can do that by rubbing the tip on paper or on fine grit sand paper.

Because the tip of the carpenter's pencil is quite broad, letters made with one will be quite large. Remember - 5 pen width body height for traditional Italic letters!

Here is a sample of lettering done with the carpenters pencil and a stamp.

byhandartist Judy W. reminded me that these cool pencils are available. Magic Pencils by Koh-I-Noor are a lot of fun to use. Their leads are made of many colours and whatever you draw comes out in a completely unpredictable colour. I got them for the kidlets last Christmas - but of course I had to get one for me, too. (Research is important with new products....) Judy got hers at Michaels, I got mine at Opus.


*New* note about these items I have for sale.

I've added some new items for sale that I hope will aid your creative pursuits!

For your convenience, I have created a the new
PayPal shopping cart
This Shopping Cart is in US Dollars* (but PayPal will convert them for you)
as well as the printable byhand Products Order Form .

You may wish to email me to check for availability! Please feel free to email me your list and avoid delays!

If you are using the byhand Products order form, please make your cheques payable in Canadian or U$ funds to Suzanne Cannon. Your items will be shipped when the cheque has been received. It has been known to take 2 weeks for a cheque to get to me.... Go figure.
For much faster service, please use the PayPal shopping cart!
Suzanne Cannon, Quietfire Design, Box 1231, Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M1 Canada

*Prices subject to change without notice

Waxed Linen Thread

Samples from Left to Right: Black, Rust, Slate Grey (looks pink to me!), Sage, Royal Blue, Denim
Sorry but it's almost impossible for me to get true colour on the web!


Butterscotch Plum
Sage Navy blue
Olive drab Lavender
Dark forest green Denim
Dark emerald Rust
Slate grey Walnut brown
Oatmeal Maroon
Victorian rose Dark chocolate
Country red Black
Royal blue  


4-ply Waxed Linen Thread

Prices: It is $0.50/yard Cdn ($0.35/yard U.S. funds).

For those of you who have taken the Coptic Stitched Class, it takes two yards of thread to complete the book as we made it.

For those of you who have taken the Criss Cross Coptic, you will require five yards per book.



The eyelets!

These are weeny cute little guys. They are 1/8" eyelets. There are regular and long neck eyelets. The long neck eyelets will go through a regular thickness of bookboard.
100 eyelets per package.

Brass coloured regular $5.00 Cnd $3.50 USD
Brass Long neck $5.00 Cnd $3.50 USD
Silver regular $5.00 Cnd $3.50 USD

Silver Long neck

$5.00 Cnd $3.50 USD
Copper regular $5.00 Cnd $3.50 USD
Copper Long neck $5.00 Cnd $3.50 USD

(the long and short Copper are real copper and the long neck brass are real brass)

This is just the best little eyelet setter! It's hard to mess up, in fact, since I began using this setter, I haven't messed up!
$8.50 each
$5.50 USD each


This is the Anywhere Punch - it allows you to make 1/8" holes for the eyelets *anywhere*! - not just close to the edge of the paper.

$6.00 each
$4.00 USD each

The Envelopes
These cool fellas are perfect for altered books, journals and cards!

Glassine Envelopes 4x4" 10/pkg. $2.50 Cnd $2.00 USD
Glassine Envelopes 2x2" 10/pkg $2.00 Cnd $1.50 USD
Itsy Bitsy Paper Envelope 1x1" 15/pk $5.00 Cnd $3.50 USD


Subtle, but they make a statement!

These are washers for your 1/8" eyelets. What will they think of next???




$5.00 each
$3.50 USD each

I have put together some Book Cradles for sale as some of you have been asking for them. They are not things of great beauty, but really, really handy for when you have a lot of holes to pierce. The legs come off so they're perfect for going to classes. They are large enough for an 8.5" spine length and are $18Cdn (or $12US - to the States). I will try to bring these to classes so you can see them in person!
There is an additional $2.00 shipping charge for this item

Book Corners
Jazz up your book covers with metal corners!
I use them on the foredges of books, by applying a little glue and then crimping them, ever so lightly with a pair of pliers.They are all brass except the 3rd one down is Nickel or silver coloured.

Brass slotted $0.50 Cnd each $0.35 USD each
Brass regular $0.50 Cnd each $0.35 USD each
Nickel regular $0.50 Cnd each $0.35 USD each
Brass scalloped $0.50 Cnd each $0.35 USD each

They fit nicely on a bookboard of about 2.2mm thickness covered with decorative paper.

Bone Folders $10.00 Cnd

$6.00 USD

Chicago Screws, brass, post and screw, $0.75 pair Cnd

$0.50 USD


Collage Packs - 40 different collage paper treasures - colour-coordinated Japanese papers. There is one colour scheme on the front and a different one on the back. For invitations, name tags, collage, card-making, bookmarks, drawing, painting, poetry, rubber-stamping, photo mats, calligraphy, place cards, book covers, gift wrapping. . .    Assorted colours

$9.50 US dollars per pack  
$14.00 Cdn per pack



Book Boards - precut 9" x 6", perfect for Coptic Bound, Criss-Cross Coptic and Pipe Organ Bindings.

Give yourself a break! $1.50 Cdn per pair

$1.00 USD

(there is an additional $0.50/pair charge for shipping this item)



To order any of the above items and the rubber stamps go to:
Printable byhand Products Order Form OR the PayPal shopping cart.

If there is any information you would like to see in this newsletter, let me know. Each month I will email you to let you know the new issue is published. If you know someone who would like to receive notice of byhand, just have them email me and I will put them on the list. Bye for now and thanks for visiting!
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The original title lettering of byhand was done with a Mitchell's Roundhand Nib, size 0, and Higgins Eternal Ink. Quietfire Design Rubber stamps were used to create the other designs.

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