Category: bookmaking

Concertina Album

I made this book in Margo Klass’s workshop at Chapter Two in Corea. It was a lot of fun to make, but the end result is full of flaws. I would like to make...

Plant portraits

Sixteen plant portraits on Hahnemühle Ingres paper I made these in preparation for Margo Klass’s concertina class tomorrow. I will need to use 8 to 12 of them for glueing into the album. When...

The pastel talisman

My friend suggested I create a white talisman book. She really liked the purity of the white papers with the white thread and white scraps, monochromatic, colorfree. I just couldn’t do it though. I’m...

Blue books – finished!

I finished these little woven spine books which have been languishing in a bag in my studio since the middle of May. Why now? Immobilized with back pain. Today was much better than yesterday....

Talisman book

I stitched my four winds books into a dyed and embroidered cloth cover. The cover was made from an old damask napkin, folded in half. The pages were attached with a three-hole pamphlet stitch....

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...