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March 18, 2007

Sunday morning musings…

Filed under: Morning Musings, Personal — jackie @ 11:15 am

Good afternoon readers.

Yesterdays demonstration at Jerry’s Artarama in Virginia Beach went well. A few readers showed up to say hi and take advantage of the discount on bookbinding supplies and paper. I also had a few folks sign up for the first class on April 1. If you’re local you can find out more about the classes I offer here.

Just thought I’d share with you a few old bindings I’ve done.First is a custom bound copy of The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas. The cover is a half-leather binding in green goatskin and hand marbled paper.

Half binding with green goatskin and marbled paper

Next is the book I call my bible. It’s the first bound book I made and though it is a sad example of binding it holds information of immeasurable value to me. In it I have all my notes from any binding or paper arts classes I have taken or techniques I have tried as well as taped or glued in examples of headbands, stampings, leathers, etc.  You can see all the junk hanging out the top of it. For a few days I couldn’t find it and was beside myself as I needed to look up a technique I haven’t done in a while. I’m happy to report it has been located and is sitting next to me on the desk. The book is quarter bound in green pigskin suede and bark paper. I believe it was made in 1992. Surprisingly it has held up well.

My bookbinding bible

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