Since retirement I’ve been making books in my studio hoping to reach 150 in time for the holiday craft shows at the end of this year. It looks like I’ll end up with over 200 and that I may be taking some to a show in June. These are all handmade with covers from one of three sources. The marbles paper and the printed papers … Continue reading Some Work From My Studio
When I retired from teaching this past June, I intended to spend a lot of time in my studio/garage binding books. I’ve managed to get in a decent session one or two days a week, but even when you’re not working life happens. Or, if I’m honest, binge watching happens. I have done a decent amount of work, certainly more than I would have if … Continue reading Bookbinding: Making Covers from Thrift Store Artwork with a Cameo Appearance from Floyd the Cat.
Bookbinding is one of several hobbies I’ve pursued over the years. It’s the one I’m the most versed in and the one I spend the most time on. I’m thinking about making enough to sell at the local holiday craft faire this year and donating the proceeds to charity. We’ll see about that. I may not be able to make enough books until spring. A … Continue reading Making Journals from Thrift Store Art
One of my sometime hobbies is bookbinding. Over the years I have gotten pretty good at it thanks to many courses at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Kevin Smith’s many volumes on non-adhesive book binding and lots of practice. Last year, one of the instructors at SFCB mentioned that paperback books published in the 1960s and 1970’s were often sewn together rather than … Continue reading Recovering Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote