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

Cut sheets calculator

I just discovered the most awesome resource!I was checking out the newest papers at Paper Mojo when I noticed this little icon beneath one of the paper swatches:So I click on it and I'm brought to the following page:It's a Cut Sheet Calculator!I'm totally nerding out over this (and it's
5 Jan 2018 Read more

2018 Book Artsy Deadlines

As 2017 draws to a close, one's mind begins to think about the opportunities that 2018 brings. And if you're anything like me, you get obsessed with all of the new book arts classes and workshops that are offered.So much to learn, so little time. :(Some workshops are easier to
29 Dec 2017 Read more

Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair

This past weekend I attended the third annual Northampton Book and Book Arts Fair at Smith College in Northampton, MA. It was awesome to be able to attend again, having missed it last year. Many thanks go to my hubby for watching Anna!This year was a different experience for me in that
5 Dec 2017 Read more

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