I spent a few hours at the Barbican attending a book making course, and ended up with these two booklets. They’re books with four-hole stab binding, with 20 pages of double-ply paper inside. Actually one of them has a couple of extra holes to allow a more complex stitching pattern in the corners. My stitching probably needs some work, but they were surprisingly easy to make with a minimal number of tools – at least if you’ve got your paper already cut to size.
The course was run by the London Centre for Book Arts, who have an artist-run studio, and have lots of other interesting sounding courses I may be trying in due course.