Happy 11th Blogiversary!
It’s that time of year – this little blog of mine is 11 years old!
In keeping with my custom of following the schedule of traditional and modern anniversary gifts, I will be giving myself fashion jewelry or something made of steel. Okay, so that jewelry thing isn’t going to happen – I’m really not a fashion gal.
There are so many options for steel when it comes to bookbinding tools. I already have several in my collection, including spatulas, awls, and dividers. Among my favorites are a stainless steel Kelm folder and awl made by Shanna Leino…
…and a pair of Nigiri Basami, traditional Japanese sewing scissors that I acquired on a trip to Japan.
I think what I’ve settled on is investing in more screw punches – the bits are made of steel. I want to get the punches so students can use them in my classes.
If you have any other steely suggestions, I’m all ears!