Tag Archives: coptic stitch

  • 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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  • Redwood Journal

    Posted on December 1, 2016 by in Sewn Spine

    When I headed to Nebraska this Fall I had already committed to making a book for the Humboldt County Library Foundation auction to be held December 5 at the Ingomar Club in Eureka, California. I had an idea of what I wanted to make and I brought an abundance of materials along so that I […]

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  • Coptic Stitch Class

    Posted on December 18, 2015 by in Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    Our OLLI class Book of Words: Coptic Stitch was officially completed last week but as we usually do, we assembled at Humboldt Coffee and Chocolates for “debriefing” and sharing. As always, it’s a privilege to work with such talented and daring people. Adding a window to the cover was optional but everyone wanted to make […]

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  • Double Needle Coptic Stitch

    Posted on December 6, 2015 by in Current Workshops, Sewn Spine

    It’s time for the last book arts class of the HSU OLLI Fall 2015 Semester! Course Description: Explore the written word as an art form as you create pages for your small book. Bring your favorite writing or drawing tools — pens, watercolor, stamps, or colored pencils — to decorate the pages. The structure is […]

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  • Margo Klass at Newport 2015

    Posted on November 19, 2015 by in Mentors, My Books, Sewn Spine

    Margo Klass is one of my favorite books artsts because of the way she works with wood, the care she takes with detail and bookbinding  principles, and the  Japanese feel of a lot of her work.  I’ve been lucky to have taken three of her classes at the Newport Paper Arts Festival in Newport, Oregon. […]

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  • 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 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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  • Star Book

    Posted on January 10, 2014 by in Current Workshops, Folded, Sewn Spine

    This Book Is a Star! This spectacular book, when closed, looks like any other book. But when it is opened, the pages pop out and form a star. This book will have board covers and will be sewn using double needles (beading optional). The double-page spread lends itself to artwork or photos. Variations will contain […]

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  • Coptic Stitch Practice

    Posted on April 5, 2013 by in Sewn Spine

    I had a three day workshop coming up with Daniel Essig so I thought it might be a good idea to assemble another book using the coptic stitch—hoping my fingers would remember what to do. I used scrap wood from my recycled wood stash (from my husband and his woodworking friends) and thought I would […]

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