Monthly Archives: October 2012

More from the boxmaking workshop with CBBAG

Here is the whole collection made in the workshop offered by the Canadian Book Binders and Book Artists Guild of which I am a new member: The papers are REALLY handmade in Nepal, India and other countries but available commercially … Continue reading

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Treasure Box Workshop at CBBAG Ottawa Valley

The Canadian Bookbinders' and Book Artists' Guild (CBBAG or “Cabbage”) offered a workshop on boxmaking, instructed by a great teacher, Maggie McGovern. http://www.mmcgovern.com/cbbag-ov/participants/mcgovern.html The participants completed a lidded box, 7cm wide x 7cm deep x 9cm high. I dove for … Continue reading

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More from the Story Chair

Well, have you ever made something you find you just adore? I just love that vintage needlepoint chair I made for First Daughter and Son.One very pragmatic reason is that after all these years, I have FINALLY stopped procrasinating on … Continue reading

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‘Twas a Dark and Stormy Eco Print…

A series of posts about eco prints with rust on cotton rag paper and on fabrics. This group of prints on 140 lb. watercolour paper is shown assembled in accordion book form. Watercolour paper was cut, folded into four page … Continue reading

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The Story Chair

My stash of vintage needlepoints has a new life! Every stitched panel with so many old stories and many new ones to come. I was thinking of the hands that embroidered the canvases and of First Daughter who will curl … Continue reading

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Needlepoint Retrouvailles

About half of my needlepoint stash – so many years in the closet ! – is in the process of recreation as a chair covering. First Daughter, sister of The Bride with Eco Printed Chuppah, has fallen in love with … Continue reading

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Eco Print and Natural Dye Sampler Book – done!

The medium is the message! My sampler book illustrates and describes aspects of my processes for eco dyeing and printing on fabric and paper. Dye printed fabrics and papers make up both form and content of the book. Now my … Continue reading

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