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Little blue books

This is a work in progress. A long road. Step 1 happened months ago when I cut a batch of these mostly blue section covers, but never used them. I found the batch recently...

Four Winds books – dyed and dried

I did not have high hopes for this dye project, but I love how these booklets turned out. I gave the books a dip in an iron-vinegar solution before dyeing (India Flint’s “magic potion”)....

Diagonal pocket book

I made these from stash paper. This was the April challenge from my Facebook Group, Crafting Handmade Books. Instructions: structure #23, The Diagonal Pocket on page 116 of The Art of the Fold, by...

We play at Paste –

the prowling Bee Blogging all the poems of Emily Dickinson, by Susan Kornfeld Here’s the entry for the poem from which I took my website name: We play at Paste –

Four Winds Books in progress

I’ve stitched and folded 15 little books for India Flint’s School of Nomad Arts class being (t)here 2019. Papers: Paper Connection‘s vintage handmade 100% cotton paper, made in England. Gelatin-sized. 90 lb. I bought...

Shweshwe

I picked up twenty pieces of shweshwe fabric from Mnandi Textiles while in Cape Town. The colors and prints are vibrant and beautiful. I’m not sure how I’ll use these – maybe start with...

Back from South Africa

The long slow integration… of my experiences traveling with my ordinary life in Maine. Disorienting. Some reading: An Artist’s Archaeology of the Mind Contemplating mind: Sedimentary (Peter Sacks) A safe haven (Jude Hill) A...