The Modern Maker Small Business Spectacular

Tandem | Bristol, VT | November 24, 2018

Poster for Modern Maker Small Business Spectacular

Saturday November 24, 2018: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Shop small for the holiday season!

I will showing my work at Tandem for the first (maybe) annual Modern Maker Small Business Spectacular!

There are seven featured makers (including me) – check ’em out:

This show is a great alternative to the “usual” post-Thanksgiving shopping insanity. No waking up at 3:00 a.m.!

This pop-up market is free and open to the public. Thanks for supporting Vermont artists!

For the most up-to-date information about the market, please visit the Facebook event page.


Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market

Montpelier City Hall | Montpelier, VT | December 15, 2018

Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market 2018 posterNow in its 13th year, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market is the spot to buy gifts from some of the best makers in Vermont. When you “gift local” you not only support our Vermont community, but also turn your friends and family onto another great Vermont business.

From booze to booties, clay to quilts and sweets to balms, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market has crafts from over 45 Vermont artisans to complete your gift list.

While you’re at the market, make sure to buy a raffle ticket. Each vendor has generously donated a unique Vermont made craft and they nearly 50 chances to win! All raffle proceeds directly benefit Good Beginnings of Central Vermont.

Admission is free and the market is fully accessible!

For more information about the Market, please visit the event website.



Find Closure

Pacific University | Forest Grove, OR | June 29, 2019

Handmade leather journals with multiple closures - closedSaturday June 29, 2019
Sunday June 30, 2019
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1.5 hour lunch break)

I’m thrilled to be teaching at the Focus on Book Arts conference once again! This time around, it’s all about closures.

Need that finishing touch for your journal? I’ve got you covered!

Consider this workshop the equivalent of a Closure Dressy Bessy. First you’ll complete a set of two soft cover, leather books (measuring 9.5″ x 6.5″) each with a different variation of the long stitch binding. Then comes the fun part – you’ll experiment with a variety of ways to secure those books. You’ll explore ways to use buttons, leather straps, sticks, and metal hardware to create up to 5 closures per book (as time allows).

Bring your own embellishments (buttons, ribbons, etc.) that you’d like to use for closures – there will be time for discussion and problem-solving as a group.

You’ll leave this workshop with two books, along with a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used.

Materials Fee: $65.00 (includes leather, paper, thread, and all materials for closures)

Supplies/Equipment: X-Acto knife and extra blades, 24″ metal ruler, cutting mat, pencil, bone folder, awl, scissors, a minimum of two sewing needles, Japanese screw punch (or equivalent) with assorted bits (1.0 – 5.0), small glue brush (0.5″ – 1″), PVA, glue stick, 2″ x 12″ gridded ruler (a quilting ruler would work), weight, small metal triangle.

Registration for FOBA is not yet open. Stay tuned to their website for the most up-to-date information.


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