I recently had the privilege of teaching a workshop at the Morgan Conservatory. During the Three is a Magic Number Experience, students got to create nine leather books, each with one of Keith Smith's 3-signature bindings.This is not an easy workshop. The pace is fast and furious. Both students and
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I am so, so very thrilled to announce that I will be teaching a summer workshop at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland next year! I am seriously beside myself with happiness!The dates for my workshop have not yet been chosen, so stay tuned to the Events page of my website for
I am thrilled to announce that I will be teaching a class at the 2019 Focus on Book Arts conference! Now that they've posted sneak peeks on their website and I see myself there (!!!), I finally feel comfortable giving the scoop.Here's the announcement (I just had to take a
On our last day of vacation in California, we made a stop in Santa Cruz. We had some time to kill before our flight, so out of curiosity I did what I do - I performed a quick internet search for any kind of bookbinding supplies in the near vicinity.And...victory!
Last week I was on vacation with my family at the stunning Acadia National Park. Ahhh...the beauty...the serenity...the leather supplier 2 hours away from where I was staying.Yep, I made a mid-week visit to Acadia Leather, an overstock company offering leather processed in the United States. They operate under the umbrella of
Wow. I have not done one of these Worktable Wednesday posts in quite a while! I wish I had some work in progress to show you, but my table has been used for a different reason lately.The Focus on Book Arts conference is a month away. My original session of Three
I am very excited to finally announce that I'll be teaching a workshop at the 2017 Focus on Book Arts conference! I would have written about it sooner, but honestly, I couldn't believe that it was actually happening.I tossed ideas around for weeks and agonized over my proposal before submitting it.
I can't believe that it's the last day of my Leather Binding Fundamentals class at the Wells College Book Arts Summer Institute. This week just zipped by!Wait...don't do anything stupid! The first time you open up a freshly-covered leather book, you could tear the leather. To prevent this from happening, wet down
Day four of my Leather Binding Fundamentals class at the Wells College Book Arts Summer Institute has come and gone. I can see the finish line - and there's actual finishing there!We started off the morning with Karen's demonstration of how to cover our books in the leather we had prepared. There were many
Welcome to the third day of class at the Wells College Book Arts Summer Institute's Leather Binding Fundamentals. So far, I've written a total of 13.5 pages of notes to date. Yeah, I take lots of notes.Here's what my book looked like at the start of the day.The first item