Book Construction: Accordion Book

Book Construction Series
This is the second in a series of video tutorials on book construction. The demonstrations are conducted by book artist and binder, Amanda Nelsen and were shot during a recent workshop. To view the first video tutorial on “How to Create a Printed Slip Cover”, Go Here.

Amanda Nelsen
Amanda’s work has been shown in numerous exhibits, most recently including: “A Dedication to Craft” at the Concord Museum, Concord MA; “Bound for Success” a Designer Bookbinders Int’l Competition exhibited in Oxford, Boston, San Francisco and New York; The Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Recipients in New York, NY; “20th Anniversary Celebration” at the Springfield Materials Reclaimation Center, Springfield, MA; “June.” Cambridge Community Television, Cambridge, MA; “Dirty Dozen 12 Artists and a Ton of Trash” at the Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA. Amanda is also the recipient of a 2010 Artist-in-Residence at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Her website can be found at

About this Tutorial
This video demonstrates how to fold a strip of paper to create an accordion fold book. It also demonstrates how to add pages to that book with adhesive.

Book Construction: Accordion Book from Danielle Currier on Vimeo.