Category Archives: Tutorials

DIY Mini Star Books


If you didn’t attend Cathryn Miller’s workshop on mini star books, you can still learn to make them. Instructions have been posted on the Byopia Press blog.

The classic star (also known as a Lotus Book) can be found here.

A triangular variation can be found here.

The third, and particularly ‘starry’ version, can be found here.

Have fun!


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The Orihime Binding

Cathryn Miller of Byopia Press has posted instructions for a woven book structure. Called the Orihime Binding, it is named for the heroine of the Tanabata legend. It is a three signature binding with a single sheet at the centre of each signature. The structure is held together by paper strips that weave through the pages and the cover.

The post includes a printable pdf of the book and full instructions for assembly.


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A Winter Gift from Cathryn Miller

photo credit Byopia Press

Saskatchewan Book Artist Cathryn Miller of Byopia Press has treated everyone this year with a free print at home version of her book “Snowy Owl”. This is just the perfect little project to work on over the holidays coming up! You can find the printable .pdf file and instructions here:

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