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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This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of attending a Chinese Sewing Box workshop with the talented (and adorable) Erin Sweeney. I met Erin at the Paper and Book Intensive several years ago and liked her instantly. She's got great energy and a wonderful creative mind. Taking a workshop
Last week I taught a fun class at Studio Place Arts on origami books titled Join the Fold. Here's the description:We'll be playing in the intersection between origami and bookmaking, creating folded books that require no adhesive. Many of the forms can be created from a single sheet of paper.
I was thrilled to discover that from January 26 - 31, 2016, Daniel Essig will be teaching Wooden Books—Greek & Centipede Binding at the North Country Studio Workshops in Bennington, VT. Dan is an amazing book artist from Asheville, North Carolina who creates hand-bound wooden books and sculptures. According to his
This past weekend I taught a Mini Mixed Media Cards workshop at Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT. This workshop was a condensed version of a workshop I've taught before. My students had to keep up with a faster pace and they did a great job! We started with a discussion
I recently taught a new workshop at Studio Place Arts - the Rustic Leather Journal. I had an industrious group of seven women in the workshop. The workshop offered a twist on the coptic stitch binding - instead of using hard covers, we used thick pieces of leather lined with lokta.
Yesterday I taught a paste paper workshop at Studio Place Arts and it was wonderful! I had a hard-working group of 9 women, crowded around tables and cranking out vibrant papers. I started by giving a little spiel about paste paper, including the history of the stuff (the technique has been
Next week I'm doing a hands-on presentation at the monthly Book Arts Guild of Vermont meeting. I'll be teaching Keith Smith's Diamond X binding using a soft leather cover. I spent today prepping the kits that I'll be handing out to participants. First came this awesome leather: Then came the anxiety that
This past Saturday I taught a Star and Tunnel Book workshop at Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT. I had 5 very industrious women in my class and they managed to finish both books ahead of schedule. I love setting up for workshops. I get to make place settings, kinda like
Yesterday was the second session of my Paste Paper Photo Album class at Studio Place Arts. This was a very different experience from last week's session of making paste paper - we were a lot cleaner this time. Bookbinding is a much neater art form. Everyone's papers were so beautiful -