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What a complete dork does with a day off

Someone, please save me from myself. I had a pretty serious teaching schedule this weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were all devoted to separate full-day workshops in London. When this … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 32 Comments

Put on a sweater and come learn something!

Well it’s autumn, no denying it now. Time for grumbling and putting on scarves and hats, time for dark nights and rainy days. No more suntans, no more swimming, no … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wha? Where am I? What just happened?

I am squinting into the sun today as I emerge from a teaching cave. August was a marathon of week-long summer school courses, weekend workshops, and afternoon sessions. I am … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 10 Comments

All box all the time

YES. LOOK AT THEM ALL. Our week at the Wells Summer Institute is over and we have had a total box victory. I forgot to count before we packed them … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

I ****ing love making handouts.

I ****ing love making handouts. I could make handouts all day long. I love doing rough drawings to organize my thoughts. I love making final pen and ink sewing diagrams … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 19 Comments

Geneva Book Marathon

Someone give me a bottle of water, a medal, and one of those magical tin foil blankets. And maybe some prize money. This month of travel is over, ending with … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · 4 Comments

Boxmaking Boot Camp

This week marked the end of the boxmaking class I’ve been running at Ink Spot Press. Over three Tuesday evenings, each of my dedicated box making companions knocked out three … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Bookbinding Summer School: No rest for the wicked.

My Bookbinding Summer School course continues here at Ink Spot. On Thursday, (also known as “Day Three,”) we threw ourselves into completing our drumleaf bindings. We gritted our teeth, furrowed … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · 5 Comments

Bookbinding Summer School: Where the cool kids hang out.

Day two of Bookbinding Summer School at Ink Spot Press here in Brighton. Pamphlets? Done. Double pamphlets? Done. Accordions? Hell, yeah. And now we’re about to put a bullet in … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

I guess I’ll just fold some things.

Ink Spot Press, (where I am printing my book,) is hopping this week with letterpress summer school. (I am teaching bookbinding summer school in a couple of weeks, see here … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · Leave a comment