Demos & Desserts at Miller’s Thumb

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of doing a bookbinding demonstration at the Miller’s Thumb Gallery in Greensboro, Vermont. The gallery is really lovely and is well worth a visit if you’re ever in the area.

I arrived at the gallery about an hour ahead of time because I left extra-early – I have a habit of getting lost whenever I drive to Greensboro. I had some time to poke around in Willey’s, the general store next door. The place was hopping and I had to wiggle around to get through the aisles. The store is a local treasure – it has a wonderful feel to it.

The gallery folks brought some of my work closer to the demo area so people could see what I had available for purchase.

Handmade books by Elissa Campbell of Blue Roof Designs

I demonstrated the binding of my new leather coptic journals. The covers and signatures were prepared in advance so I could focus on the sewing. I managed to finish 2 1/2 journals while I was there.

Bookbinding setup at Miller's Thumb Gallery

View from my demo table

The gallery hosts demonstrations throughout the summer and the series is officially called Demos and Desserts. I’ve talked about the demo, now here are the desserts – cookies!

Plates of cookies

Woohoo – Milanos! And handmade chocolate coconut yummies made by gallery staff (and fellow book artist) Anna.

I had a great time during my demonstration – many thanks to the gallery for inviting me!

So what do you think? I'd love to know!

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