Woven and Interlocking Book Structures

Woven and Interlocking Book Structures by Claire Van Vliet and Elizabeth SteinerIn an amazing act of generosity towards the book arts community, Claire Van Vliet and Elizabeth Steiner have made their book Woven and Interlocking Book Structures available for free at the Internet Archive.

The book was published in 2002 and is sadly out of print. I am so thankful I have a copy (it’s seriously awesome). It contains 16 different book structures, none of which require adhesive or sewing to construct. As the title suggests, these books are held together by the (not-so-simple) weaving together of paper.

So for those of you who are currently without a copy, this download’s for you! Simply go here and choose your desired download from the menu on the right-hand side of the page.

No pressure intended, but you should totally print out the pages and bind them yourself. Report back when you’re done.

Note: Many thanks to Claire for being a fabulous representative of both book arts and Vermont.

22 Responses to “Woven and Interlocking Book Structures”

By daria wilber - 22 September 2016 Reply

Thank you for posting this fabulous news. I will print this out! :0)

By Margaret Willmer - 24 March 2019 Reply

Do you still have the pdf? I isn’t available onllne and I would love a copy

By Elissa - 24 March 2019 Reply

Daria –

Sure do! I’ll send it to you via email.


By Pam Wright - 26 May 2019 Reply

Would you be so kind as to email me the PDF. I will share it with my bookmaking group.

By Elissa - 26 May 2019

Pam –

I just sent it your way.


By RK VanOrsdal - 26 April 2019 Reply

Oh please, may I have a copy, too?

By Elissa - 29 April 2019 Reply

RK –

I just sent you a copy via email.


By daria wilber - 22 September 2016 Reply

I saw there were three copies available from Vamp & Tramp @ $500.00 and one via another seller @ $700.00. Yikes! The online version is a boon!

By Elissa - 28 September 2016 Reply

Daria –

That’s nuts! Claire and Elizabeth really do deserve big smooches from the book arts community.


By daria wilber - 28 September 2016 Reply

Absolutely big smooches and big hugs!

By Dymphie Meeuwissen - 23 September 2016 Reply

thank you so much for this info, downloading as we speak 🙂

By Elissa - 28 September 2016 Reply

Dymphie –

Have fun with the book!

I was just playing around with one of the structures this past weekend – the way the pieces weave together is so cool.


By Melabee - 1 April 2019 Reply

Just tried to download today but it is not available. I would really appreciate if you would email the pdf to me. Thanks!

By Elissa - 2 April 2019 Reply

Melabee –

Sending it to you now!


By Melabee - 3 April 2019 Reply

It looks wonderful. Thanks very much. Melabee

By Elissa - 7 April 2019 Reply

Melabee –

My pleasure!


By Judith Favia - 9 July 2019 Reply

I would love to get a copy if the pdf as well. Is that possible? I am exploring a number of Hedi Kyle’s structures and this sounds like just as much fun!

By Elissa - 11 July 2019 Reply

Judith –

Sending it to you via email…


By M. Goetz - 4 August 2019 Reply

Hallo Elissal, leider kann ich die PDF nicht herrunterladen, sie steht derzeit nicht zur Verfügung. Können Sie mir bitte die PDF per mail senden? IM Voraus schon herzlichen Dank

By Elissa - 12 August 2019 Reply

Marianne –

Sending the pdf to you shortly via email.


By Ellie Gee - 10 November 2019 Reply

Hi Elissa – I would love it if you would send me the pdf of this too.
Thanks in advance.

By Elissa - 16 November 2019 Reply

Ellie –

Check your inbox!


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