I got this in the mail yesterday:Oh.my.goodness. It's really, really happening now.I'm teaching at the Focus on Book Arts (FOBA) conference in June!Yeah, yeah, yeah, I've announced this before. I'm just so thrilled and excited to be teaching at a conference I've attended and loved for years - it just continues to
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I am very excited to finally announce that I'll be teaching a workshop at the 2017 Focus on Book Arts conference! I would have written about it sooner, but honestly, I couldn't believe that it was actually happening.I tossed ideas around for weeks and agonized over my proposal before submitting it.
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
Today was the third day of Karen's workshop and we were busy!We started out by drilling holes in our boards - these would be used later for lacing on our text blocks.Next, we frayed out the ends of the cords on our text blocks to remove lumps.We used a 1/4"
I realized that I forgot to show you a picture of Karen's awesome resource booklet for the girdle book workshop. It's actually rather insane - check this out: We started the day off by sewing primary endbands on our textblocks. We stiffened up the core cord with PVA to make it
I just finished my first day of Karen Hanmer's workshop, Medieval on the Go: The Girdle Book. This is the third workshop I've taken with Karen at the Focus on Book Arts conference (not all this time around). I guess I like her! The girdle book is a bit of an
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
I recently found out that Hedi Kyle will be speaking at the Focus on Book Arts conference this June! Her informal address, Four Decades Under the Spell of the Book, will be presented on Thursday evening. I am so excited - I have great admiration for Hedi and her contribution to
The Focus on Book Arts conference just published their workshop schedule for next year. Hopefully, I will be attending the conference for my fifth time (must save pennies). This conference gets amazing instructors and this year's batch includes Karen Hanmer, Jim Croft, and Barbara Tetenbaum. Now I just need to figure
Today I completed my unfinished projects from the Focus on Book Arts conference. My proudest accomplishment is the roof on my little mat board house. I worked on this house in Randi Parkhurst's workshop Doors, Drawers & Windows: Making Interactive Books and Boxes. Randi recommended this awesome Fiskars border punch to create