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Category Archives: Bookbinding

Not Just for Harnesses Anymore.

Hey there book nerds! What needle do you use? A few years ago my friend Kirin introduced me to my all-time fave, the gauge 19 harness needle. I immediately threw … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Inset label, anyone?

Last week a package arrived from Macy Chadwick in California. Inside? Book cloth, sample components, instructions and magnets for a set of boxes I am making to house our Shift-lab … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

Announcing a BIG JUMP PRESS KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN! Give a little, get a lot!

NOTE: this project was fully funded in June! Hurrah! Hello Blog Friends! I am so pleased to announce that (science correspondent and collaborator) David Allen and I have finally launched … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Don’t you love it when the bookcloth arrives?

Hello, you enormous roll of Windsor Elcho! Aren’t you just the perfect shade of burnt orange? Just in the background of all the teaching and my my work with Dave … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Courses in the South of England, Spring 2014

Hello all! It’s that time again. I know you’ve all been waiting and waiting for a shameless workshop plug. Today I am answering your call! Below you’ll find a list … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Excavation #2: Point of View

I’m in Los Angeles in the middle of a visit to the Otis College of Art and Design this week to give a presentation at the Otis Book It Symposium … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

Put down that mulled wine immediately. We are making bookcloth today.

Happy Holidays! Here, put on this apron and stop drinking. We’ve got work to do. We’re making our own bookcloth today, so tell your family to get lost and let’s … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 58 Comments

A loopy box with a drawer

Yesterday I finally got all my paperwork in to Penland for the boxmaking class I’ll be teaching in August. It got me all in a box making mood, so I … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 17 Comments

SALE ! SALE! SALE!

Hello Blog Friends! Happy Thanksgiving from the UK, where no one seems to have noticed? I spent all last weekend selling books and boxes and I JUST CAN’T STOP. I’ve … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 6 Comments

I will not have an empty shop. I will not have an empty shop.

Just a little over three weeks before I head to  MADE Brighton and I am trying to conquer my fear of an empty shop through steady, obsessive binding. Small books, … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 6 Comments