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Beyond Words: Artworks by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont

Yesterday I attended the opening for the first of the Book Arts Guild of Vermont's annual exhibits - Beyond Words. That's right - we have more than one exhibit this year.The first (and currently open) show is at Studio Place Arts in the Second Floor Gallery. Here's how the gallery describes the
25 May 2018 Read more

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

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

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