Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • Finished Product

    Posted on September 29, 2014 by in Sewn Spine

    The wedding guest book is finally done. The covers were drilled and sections assembled in California; coptic stitch was sewn in the car (mostly in Nevada on I80); and the headbands, rocks and redwood stick were attached at Horsecreek Ranch in central Nebraska. The bride and groom used the bed of a vintage pickup to […]

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  • Car Workstation 3

    Posted on September 17, 2014 by in How-To, Sewn Spine

    I needed a new book for watercolor and ink so I gutted an old Nancy Drew mystery and put in my own sections of watercolor paper. We had a two hour car trip today so I sewed it as we drove and found a new use for the bright pink lap desk! I needed to […]

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  • Car Workstation 2

    Posted on September 12, 2014 by in How-To, Studio

    We had to make an “emergency” stop at Raley’s in Winnemucca, Nevada, to purchase small plastic dental floss feeders (see light blue loop on the inside of the left cover). While sewing the Coptic Stitch for this book I realized that the holes that are drilled diagonally from the edge into the first vertical hole […]

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  • Car Workstation

    Posted on September 11, 2014 by in How-To, My Books, Studio

    With long travel days and a need to work on a book I’ve decided to create a lap workstation for the car. I purchased the least colorful lap desk—hard to imagine that the others were brighter—and put together a little kit of threads, needles, prepunched sections and boards that I can store by my feet. […]

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