I really like bookbinding, and one of my favorite techniques is Secret Belgian. I’ve taught friends and classmates and even led a workshop on how to make these. For my workshop, I made exhaustive notes, and since bullet journalling is so popular, I thought it’d be nice to share these, since the style of the notes themselves are practically a bullet journaling entry and other people who’ve seen them in real life have found them helpful. And also, how cool and hipster would it be to bullet journal in a book you made? Pretty fuckin’ cool if I do say so myself.
Here are some examples of a finished Secret Belgian journal:
The process of making this book has two basic parts, building the cover and sewing in the pages, so that’s how I split up my notes! Here we go!
I hope you found this helpful! If you have any questions at all, ask away!
And if you’d like to see more of my work in book binding and print making, here’s a link to my portfolio!