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Flex Spine Album Workshop

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Bookbinding, Techniques, Workshops
Flex Spine Album Workshop

This Summer on July 20 – 21, 2013, I will be teaching a workshop in Denver, Colorado in collaboration with the Guild of BookWorkers Rocky Mountain Chapter & Book Arts League. I’m looking forward to introducing my Flex Spine Album structure and getting folks to think in new ways about book structures. Set aside for […]

Custom Made Wedding Guestbook

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Bookbinding
Custom Made Wedding Guestbook

I recently worked with a client to design a special wedding guestbook. The idea was a lovely one: guests were sent blank pages prior to the wedding and had time to write, design, collage, and create their own special messages for the bride and groom. The individually created pages were thoughtfully crafted and wonderfully individual. […]

Sewing on Vellum Tapes | Part 2

Posted by on Jan 14, 2012 in Bookbinding
Sewing on Vellum Tapes | Part 2

Flatback Case for a practical sketchbook Sewing in the same style on perforated vellum tapes – but this time with no “swell” – yields a flat-back book that lays flat when open and proves to be good and rugged. The case here is a variation on Gary Frost style sewn boards binding and is constructed […]

Sewing on Vellum Tapes | Part 1

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Bookbinding, Techniques
Sewing on Vellum Tapes | Part 1

Creating a Round with an Unlined Spine In the past I had worked on a good number of books with Daniel Kelm that utilized sewing methods that allowed for an unlined spine. Usually the decision not to line the spine was in accommodation to stiff, heavy pages that would simply delaminate a spine lining given […]

Caterpillar Binding for Fasnacht

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Bookbinding
Caterpillar Binding for Fasnacht

For nearly a week at the beginning of March, the city of Lucerne, Switzerland was a frenzy of colorful costumes, brass and drum bands, parades, festivities, food, and drink. It is Fasnacht time! Known otherwise as Carnival – or simply, the time to let it all hang out before Lent. This handy little sketchbook was […]

Jerry Uelsmann – Moth and Bonelight

Posted by on Nov 7, 2010 in Bookbinding, Editions
Jerry Uelsmann – Moth and Bonelight

I recently got a hold of some fun photographs from the production of a 21st Editions project – An impressive edition of the work of photographer Jerry Uelsmann. Each book is in two volumes with a total of ten 16 x 20 inch (40 x 50 cm) silver gelatin prints printed by the artist. The […]