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Category Archives: Bookbinding

Penland Workshop: September 19-25

I’ll be teaching my first in-person workshop in what feels like forever at Penland School of Craft in September. Penland is one of my favorite places to teach, and I … Continue reading

August 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Work in Progress: The Fairmont Color Card (full post)

Many centuries ago, in November of 2019, I made a visit to the Birren Color Collection at the Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University. I spent a few days … Continue reading

July 1, 2021 · 23 Comments

RAGE SALE

Are you angry? So am I. The Address is only $45 until election day. Every dime goes to the ACLU and The Southern Poverty Law Center. Follow this link to … Continue reading

October 11, 2018 · 3 Comments

Ok, where was I?

Sometime in mid-July I put the breaks on a massive and ridiculously complex edition. Seven months later, here I am shaking off the dust and nervously starting up again. And … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 7 Comments

Back in the Saddle at Made Brighton

. . . and we’re back! Ok so I had that baby just like I said I would and I’ve spent the last three months tickling him, feeding him, and … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Codex Miracle

Just in the nick of time, a working model of my new book is ready to make the trip to the Codex Book Fair on Saturday. Now to business packing … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 11 Comments

Codex: A Race Against Time

AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRGHGHGHGHGH I’ll admit it. This is blind panic. I am desperate to get at least one copy of Figure Study together in time for Codex. I leave for San Francisco a … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 5 Comments

Give the Gift of Magnetism

I ask you, is there anything nicer, anything more luxurious, than a magnet clasp? The subtle, whispered “whump” of that lid landing with just the right pull? Drop that glass … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 14 Comments

Divide my heart, an ode to my favorite tool

I found a gem at a car boot sale last weekend. Just look a those beauties! Only £6! What a score! And here is our topic today, ladies and gentlemen: … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 30 Comments

Penland box making is the best box making.

I am in North Carolina deep into a two-week box making course at the Penland School of Craft. Two weeks! Bliss!  Students actually have the time not only to learn … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 21 Comments