New ethereal silk ribbons marbled in shades of blushing pink and lilac are now in the shop! Perfect for the first bouquets of the season, Easter baskets, or a little something blue for springtime brides.
I am delighted to be profiled in the Little Book of Book Making:Timeless Techniques and Fresh Ideas for Beautiful Handmade Books by Charlotte Rivers, just released by Potter Craft. I have just excitedly thumbed through my copy, and it is brimming with inspiring work from bookbinders, including some new even to me. This is not a beginner's instructional guide, but rather a journey through beautiful stitches, folds, and paper treatments. Tutorials in these techniques are contributed by the profiled artists, including a guide to naturally dyeing paper with fresh plants from me!
Update: Published in the UK by Jacqui Small under the title I Love Handmade Books
I am thrilled to have a piece featured in the new issue of Martha Stewart Weddings! I created a custom marbled table runner for the cover story, used in this beautiful table setting.
My visit to the photo shoot was a blur of gorgeous tulips and towering marbled cakes, and I was even treated to a tour of the prop room. Pick out your own one-of-a-kind marbled runner here, or learn how to make matching favor boxes from Martha.
I am pleased to have been included among the artists featured in Emily Marks' Thread Loves Paper: Contemporary Artist Books. In this book Emily discusses the intertwined history of thread and paper, and introduces the work of 25 contemporary book artists working with fibers in binding, covering, stitching, and altering books. She will be holding a talk, book signing, and reception at these two book shops:
Readers' Books 130 E. Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476 Thursday, November 1, 2012 7 - 8:30 PM
Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore 2904 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94705 510.704.8222 Saturday, January 19, 2013 4 PM
I wish I could be there!