Tag : Bookbinding

Liam’s Red Dragon

Warning: This is a long post about a book that took me a long time to finish. I really wanted to punch it in the face. But it was a book and didn't have a face, which sucked.The making of the book was put in motion by a monthly bookbinding challenge on Instagram

Are You Book Enough?

I've got these two projects I've been putting off for a while now. One is because I'm worried that I'll screw it up and the other because, well, I'm lazy. Definitely not a good excuse.I'm happy to say that I got the incentive I needed to get moving on one

Bookin’ in Brooklyn

When my hubby pitched the idea of going to New York for New Year's, I was psyched. However, I didn't have any interest in going to Times Square - that's for people much more tolerant (and younger) than me.My plans were much more specific - Brooklyn, baby. I wanted to

Adios 2016!

Confession time - I get really cranky this time of year. There's just something about the time between Christmas and New Year's - why doesn't it go faster? I'm ready for next year!This period of time is informally known as Elissa Reflects and Beats Herself up for All the Things She Didn't

Awesome resources – IU Libraries Book Repair Manual and the Studio Protector

Elise Calvi, the Head of General Collections Conservation and Conservation Services at Indiana University Libraries recently posted on the Book Arts Listserv that their online book repair manual had been updated.From their website:This manual documents many of the treatment procedures used in the General Collections Conservation (GCC) Lab of the Indiana University

Snow Farm 2017

Many moons ago, when I worked at the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (now CERF+), I attended a board meeting that was held at Snow Farm. Located in Williamsburg, MA, Snow Farm offers craft and fine art workshops.I don't know why, but they've never stayed on my radar - and this is

Penland 2017 spring session

If you're itching to do some learning next year, check out Penland - they've got an amazing lineup of book arts workshops and instructors for their 2017 spring session. Look and drool:During Session 2 (April 9 - 15), Erin Keane is teaching Encaustic Books: Wax, Paper, Thread:Wax nostalgic, wax poetic, wax philosophical,

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