Tag : Bookbinding

Islamic binding – actually done!

I received the best email ever this week from my friend Stephanie Wolff.In this blog post, I talked about my attempt to complete an Islamic binding that I started at PBI. I managed to trim the pages successfully, but found that the book didn't close properly.Or so I thought.Stephanie alerted

Wells Book Arts Summer Institute 2016

The Wells Book Arts Center recently announced their 2016 Summer Institute. Here's their fantastic lineup:Week 1 – July 17-23:Michael Bixler – Typecasting and Monotype CompositionDiane Bond – Decorative Paste Paper and BeyondSteven Lee-Davis -Wood Engraving: Well Crafted IllustrationScott McCarney – Experiential Artists BooksBrad Vetter – Pressure Printing & Contemporary LetterpressWeek 2 –

Islamic binding – sorta done!

Today I tackled another project that I've been putting off - fixing an Islamic binding from a workshop with Yasmeen Kahn at the 2013 Paper and Book Intensive. I did complete another, more traditional-looking binding during the workshop - you can read about it in this post.This second binding has

Book sewn on cords – done!

Today I attacked my first unfinished project - a book sewn on cords from a workshop with Patty Grass at the 2007 Focus on Book Arts conference. This one has long plagued me - eight and a half years of unfinished-ness.The book's time had come - I opened up the

Unplanning the planned

For the past five years, I've spent the month of January engaged in my Book Arts Improv. It has been an adventure, a truly fun and inspiring project. It has taken me to creative places I would have never been otherwise and I love the books I've made.The project is

The Artistry of Daniel E. Kelm

During my visit to the Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair, I was able to check out the book arts exhibit The Artistry of Daniel E. Kelm. The exhibit was curated by Smith College student Jessica Ryan.Daniel is an interesting guy. Some background - he studied chemistry and philosophy at

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