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February 11, 2007

Just checking in…

Filed under: Uncategorized — jackie @ 5:30 pm

I’m here. I’ve been busy taking care of home network issues and writing reference pages for the site. Tomm. I will start on my week’s 10 books. Some of you may have noticed that there were only 9 books made last week. There was a “cutting” incident that happened with the 10th one. It did not survive. I am working on an odd book. A Valentine book done in coptic stitch. That will take the place of the book that met with an unfortunate end. I’ll post pics when it’s done. I’m also thinking about trying my hand at a Springback binding. I was originnally taught the German Case binding so I tend to stick with that style when making hardcover books. I have done a few Fench style bindings. They are beautiful when done but very “fiddley” to do. Being a tightback (the leather is glued to the spine) book I don’t think they are well suited to becoming journals. That’s just my opinion. YMMV

If you want a bit of visual stimulation, check out your local library and see if they have a copy of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding: French Masterpieces 1880-1940 by Alastair Duncan and Georges DeBartha. Lots of yummy French leather binding examples from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

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December 26, 2006

Canvas covered books…

Filed under: Uncategorized — jackie @ 10:32 pm

Recently I made a group of cool canvas covered books to sell at a Holiday art show that I participated in. The ones on the left are a collage cover with leather spine attatched to the outside of the canvas. The ones on the right are photos that I took of the mountains in the fall.

Canvas covered books


Canvas covered books - detail

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November 16, 2006

Art Show in Va. Beach

Filed under: Uncategorized — jackie @ 9:35 am

I’ll be participating in a home art show hosted by Leslie Leedy on Friday Dec. 1 and Sat. Dec. 2.

There will be lots of great art to purchase there so come check it out if you’re in the area.


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November 8, 2006

OBX Fiber Guild Workshop

Filed under: Uncategorized — jackie @ 10:34 am

At the beginning of the week I had the pleasure of presenting a two day bookbinding workshop to members of the Outer Banks fiber guild. Over the course of two days we made four different books. These ladies did a great job. Thanks for the great class! (and the wonderful food)

OBX Workshop Crew




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October 1, 2006

Changes are done

Filed under: Uncategorized — jackie @ 1:22 pm

Hi all,

The new changes to the site are finished. I hope you find the site more user friendly.

Please check back often as I am planning on adding new tutorials in the future.

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September 26, 2006

Changes to website

Filed under: Uncategorized — jackie @ 11:12 am

Hi All!

Please bear with me for a day or so as I update my website into a more user friendly format.

I will be adding the existing tutorials as well as a few new ones over the next few days.

In the mean time, if you are looking for something specific, please email me at jackie@tjbookarts.com

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