Category Archives: Sewn Spine

Exposed spines are versatile, attractive, and provide opportunities to enhance the artistic qualities of the book.

  • Ladies of the Letterpress

    Posted on March 10, 2018 by in Folded, Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    Lynn Jones of Just My Type Letterpress Paperie was my co-teacher for our second class for OLLI Book Arts. Eight women worked together to produce collaborative books with the title Blooming Chaos. You can share in our creative journey by viewing the photos below. Students – thank you all for two wonderful afternoons of inspiration and comraderie! […]

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  • OLLI Book Arts: Letterpress and Winterfold Book, Part I

    Posted on November 8, 2017 by in Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine

    An eager group of would-be typographers met at Just My Type Letterpress Paperie in Old Town, Eureka. The workshop is a collaboration with artist and printmaker, Lynn Jones, and book artist, Michele Olsen. Day 1 of the course covered linoleum block cutting, typesetting, and printing. The resulting book will be assembled on Day 2. Lynn’s studio […]

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  • Letterpress & the Winter Fold Book

    Posted on August 18, 2017 by in Basics, Current Workshops, Folded, Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine

    Join printer Lynn Jones at her business, Just My Type Letterpress Paperie, where you will learn to carve linocuts and set type for letterpress printing. A single collaborative print will be produced for each student which will then be used to create a Winter Fold book. The Winter Fold book is an invention of the creative […]

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  • Airport Art Followup

    Posted on July 22, 2017 by in Exhibits, Sewn Spine

    I’ve spent much of the last few weeks finishing four books for my recent exhibit at the Humboldt County Airport Gallery. While I had books that I could have put in the exhibit, it became clear to me that I wanted them all to involve wood. So, making the last books was a real stretch given the […]

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  • Wooden Books at the Humboldt County Airport

    Posted on July 18, 2017 by in Exhibits, Sewn Spine

    Did you know that the Humboldt County airport is also an art gallery? I’ve always enjoyed the work I’ve seen there when I’m leaving, arriving, or picking someone up. Nine of my wooden books were just installed in the three cases outside of the fabulously delectable Ramone’s cafe. I wanted the books to have that […]

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  • Barn Raising

    Posted on June 7, 2017 by in Sewn Spine

    I’ve been busy in the studio creating a new book. It features the history and reconstruction of the Long-Graham barn owned by the Northcoast Regional Land Trust in Freshwater, California. I didn’t have a fixed idea of what the book would look like when I started but it has evolved into a vessel containing memorabilia about […]

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  • Science March Book

    Posted on May 12, 2017 by in Sewn Spine

    I was distraught when I realized that I had scheduled a book workshop with Margo Klass at the Newport Paper and Book Arts Festival on the day of the Science March! I have taught or tutored mathematics for over 30 years and know the importance of encouraging young people to love science/mathematics and to support scientific research […]

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  • Buttonhole Stitch Coffee Catch Up

    Posted on April 15, 2017 by in Sewn Spine

    After my OLLI Book Arts classes I like to meet with students the following week to check on their finished books. At this point we are all teachers because we’ve figured out some things and discovered other possibilities. We gather around a little table in Humboldt’s Coffee and Chocolate in Old Town Eureka, and enjoy the […]

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  • Buttonhole Stitch Book Followup One

    Posted on April 2, 2017 by in Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    A group of local book art lovers finished an OLLI class last week and created some beautiful model books in preparation for their final book. Some had never made a book and I don’t think any had sewn the buttonhole stitch so there was a lot to learn. The model had paper covers but the […]

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  • Buttonhole Stitch Book

    Posted on January 31, 2017 by in Current Workshops, Sewn Spine

    Please join me along with the OLLI Book Arts community as we make this fun little book. Students will pick one of the many variations available using this structure –  from beginning to more advanced choices! Show off some of your hand decorated papers from your collection and choose papers for writing, drawing, or watercolor. […]

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