Bookmaking Gang

A couple of weeks ago I had 8 lovely book making enthusiasts take a Coptic Binding workshop from me in my home studio.  They were a unique group in that they were a gang of friends who had decided, over a year ago, that they would like to learn about making a book.  Amazingly, after […]

BookArts Retreat at Chateau du Pin

Come to the Loire Valley (in France!!!) this July and make books and mini-prints with yours truly and Laurie Corral of Asheville Bookworks. This heavenly 9-day workshop will be given at the Chateau du Pin, a half hour drive from Anger, and includes everything from creative guidance, sleeping in a castle, lovely five course meals […]

Eco Books

Lark Books has recently come out with a new book called Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin put together by Terry Taylor.  It’s totally great, simple as that.  Each project is by a different book artist, many of which are local to Western North Carolina (I happen to be one of them, but […]

Miniature Books

Did you know: “Miniature books, most of which are less than three inches tall and some of which are smaller than a penny, have delighted readers for centuries. Popular because they were easily carried or concealed, these historic books range from tiny “Thumb Bibles” to illustrated nursery rhymes.”   4000 years of Miniature Books, Lily Library. […]

My Inspiration Book List #1

Good books are incredibly inspiring to me and are a great resource for when you’re feeling stuck. I’m always on the lookout for not too cheesy books about bookbinding, craft business, journaling and living the creative life.  I created a handout to give my students at the close of a class and I’d like to […]