This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of attending a Chinese Sewing Box workshop with the talented (and adorable) Erin Sweeney. I met Erin at the Paper and Book Intensive several years ago and liked her instantly. She's got great energy and a wonderful creative mind. Taking a workshop
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Last week I taught a fun class at Studio Place Arts on origami books titled Join the Fold. Here's the description:We'll be playing in the intersection between origami and bookmaking, creating folded books that require no adhesive. Many of the forms can be created from a single sheet of paper.
I was thrilled to discover that from January 26 - 31, 2016, Daniel Essig will be teaching Wooden Books—Greek & Centipede Binding at the North Country Studio Workshops in Bennington, VT. Dan is an amazing book artist from Asheville, North Carolina who creates hand-bound wooden books and sculptures. According to his
This past weekend I taught a Mini Mixed Media Cards workshop at Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT. This workshop was a condensed version of a workshop I've taught before. My students had to keep up with a faster pace and they did a great job! We started with a discussion
I recently taught a new workshop at Studio Place Arts - the Rustic Leather Journal. I had an industrious group of seven women in the workshop. The workshop offered a twist on the coptic stitch binding - instead of using hard covers, we used thick pieces of leather lined with lokta.
Yesterday I taught a paste paper workshop at Studio Place Arts and it was wonderful! I had a hard-working group of 9 women, crowded around tables and cranking out vibrant papers. I started by giving a little spiel about paste paper, including the history of the stuff (the technique has been
Next week I'm doing a hands-on presentation at the monthly Book Arts Guild of Vermont meeting. I'll be teaching Keith Smith's Diamond X binding using a soft leather cover. I spent today prepping the kits that I'll be handing out to participants. First came this awesome leather: Then came the anxiety that
This past Saturday I taught a Star and Tunnel Book workshop at Studio Place Arts in Barre, VT. I had 5 very industrious women in my class and they managed to finish both books ahead of schedule. I love setting up for workshops. I get to make place settings, kinda like
Yesterday was the second session of my Paste Paper Photo Album class at Studio Place Arts. This was a very different experience from last week's session of making paste paper - we were a lot cleaner this time. Bookbinding is a much neater art form. Everyone's papers were so beautiful -
Yesterday was the first session of my Paste Paper Photo Album class at Studio Place Arts. It was the first time I'd ever taught people how to make paste paper and I was really nervous. This technique is pretty much the opposite of bookmaking - it's loose and messy and