Tag : Bookbinding

Going to Focus on Book Arts!

Registration for the Focus on Book Arts conference opened up this week and I’m thrilled that I can now say that I’m going! I was afraid to commit to saying it until I had the registration confirmation. This will be my fifth time attending the conference. Not surprisingly, a number of

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on completing the last of one of one of my Book Arts Improv editions - it was a book from last year (embarrassed). The book was Superhero Handbook. I had one book remaining to complete in my edition of four books and it was bothering me that

Hello Hedi

The 23 Sandy Gallery currently has a call for entries for HELLO HEDI, a juried exhibition of book art inspired by the work of Hedi Kyle. The exhibition will be on view at the gallery from June 5 - July 25, 2015. One of the cool things about the show is

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on a custom project for an expectant mother. A couple of weeks ago, I bound this photo album for her and she wanted some hand-stamped images included on the pages. I cut out pieces of brightly-colored cardstock and used my own hand-carved stamps to decorate them. The paper

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on another custom order baby book. This one is a photo album and has heavier weight pages. The cover of the album is covered in green bookcloth and each folio of pages is wrapped in a brightly colored paper. This is not only decorative, but it also serves

Book Arts at Haystack 2015

The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts has a bookbinding offering during its fifth summer session from August 16 - 28, 2015 - Paper Engineering: Making Pop-Ups and Sculptural Books with Carol Barton. The workshop seems fantastic, as you can see in the description below: Discover the magic of the sculptural book through explorations

Worktable Wednesday

Today I worked on a custom baby journal. I love custom orders! It was bound using a double needle coptic stitch with waxed linen thread. This type of binding creates a braided effect on the spine. The cover paper is a handmade paper by Richard Langdell. It has wildflower petals in it

Book Arts Improv: Grand prize winner

Welcome to the grand prize drawing of the Book Arts Improv! Just in case you've forgotten what the prize is, it's a set of books that includes one each of the four books created during the Improv: Craft Show Love Affair Godzilla, Extreme Couponer James Bond's Bad Day Fabruary And now...the envelope, please: Congrats to Marcia! Again! Marcia

Book Arts Improv Book #4: Fabruary

Just to remind you, here are the themes I was working with this week... An embarrassing way to die: spoonful of nutella stuck in your mouth World’s worst message from a fortune cookie: HA!!!!! Fill in the blank: A ______ walks into a bar… porcupine It was funny how this week's Improv book came