All About Writing

13 April

Handmade Book For Your Poetry

green cherry handmade book, originally uploaded by fuzfrenzy.

To celebrate National Poetry Month, you might like to make a small book. This photo shows handmade paper made with a moulde and deckle (form out of wood like a photo frame with a screen) to dip and squeeze water out of your slurry mix (liquified paper in a blender). You don’t have to do this, though. You can make a simple book in about five minutes to start, and if you want to do more advanced book-making, the book in the video below will show you how.