Book Arts Guide to Vermont Open Studio Weekend

Welcome to your Book Arts cheat sheet for Spring Open Studio Weekend 2018!As I mentioned in my previous post, Vermont Open Studio Weekend (May 26 & 27) is rapidly approaching. As a book artist, it's important to me to support other folks working in the field and that's why I dedicate a blog
22 May 2018 Read more

Vermont Open Studio Weekend – Montpelier/Worcester Artists

Spring may have come late to Vermont this year, but Spring Open Studio Weekend hasn't - it really snuck up on me this time!Open Studio Weekend is pretty nifty - it's a statewide celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to meet a wide
16 May 2018 Read more

Happy Preservation Week!

Hey everyone - it's Preservation Week! This annual event, presented by the American Library Association (ALA), is going on now through April 28th. The ALA must be very busy this month considering that this event is held just two weeks after National Library Week!Here's what they've got to say about the event:Memories and treasures
22 Apr 2018 Read more

My niece and the Chinese Sewing Box

My sister and her family came to visit me this past weekend and as I've done in the past, I asked my niece if she'd like to make something in the studio - we've been making books together since she was six years old (she's 13 now).I offered some ideas
17 Apr 2018 Read more

Happy National Library Week!

This year's National Library Week celebration will mark the 60th anniversary of the first event, sponsored in 1958.The event was designed to celebrate the awesomeness of libraries. And awesome they are! This year the event takes place April 8 - 14, 2018 and the theme is Libraries Lead.From the American Library Association's
8 Apr 2018 Read more

Happy 10th Blogiversary!

Wow. I have been blogging for ten years. How did that even happen?During this past year, I have been suffering from Blogger's Guilt. With the addition of Anna to our family, blogging on a regular basis has been hard.Seriously. How am I supposed to get anything done with this face
3 Apr 2018 Read more

Crossed Structure Binding at SPA

This past weekend I taught a Crossed Structure Binding workshop at Studio Place Arts.The Crossed Structure Binding (CSB) is intriguing in that the sewing is done directly onto back cover straps that integrate into the front cover. This non-adhesive variation on the long stitch was developed by book artist and conservator
27 Mar 2018 Read more

Japanese Bookbinding at SPA

This past weekend I taught the first of two new workshops that are debuting this month at Studio Place Arts - Japanese Bookbinding. It almost didn't run because early on, there weren't enough folks signed up. Then next thing you know, it's full and there's a wait list. Go figure!I had a
6 Mar 2018 Read more

Book Arts enamel pins

The Paper Carnival just released a collection of book art-related enamel pins. The six-pack includes assorted book tools, a nipping press, a Vandercook proof press, a letterpress composing stick, and a small pica pole.Just look at them - they are so very cool!The Paper Carnival is the brainchild of Julie Chen (Flying
11 Jan 2018 Read more

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