Tag Archives: book binding

” Twas on the moon of wintertime…

…when all the birds had fled” , sings the Huron Christmas carol. Indeed, the birdies have fled:   Blogging today from my husband's room on the fifth floor of a local hospital where he has been since Christmas Eve as … Continue reading

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Rust and Indigo For A Chinese Thread Book

Thanks to the delightful kindness of Kit Tyrrell, one of my blog readers in the UK, I have received two booklets by Ruth Smith about folded books that can contain many compartments. One such book is the Chinese Thread Book … Continue reading

Posted in book arts, bookbinding, Chinese Thread Book, Indigo dyeing, Miao people, Miao thread and needle case, Rust dyeing, Rust Printing, Ruth Smith booklets, Shereen Laplantz folded books | Tagged , , , , , | 28 Comments

Paper Diversions: Rust Prints, Fresco Papers and Fancy Doodles

Paste papers and rust prints are among the mark-making adventures on my radar this month, along with the trademarked 'Zentangles' (Since I am unable to insert the R copyright/trademark symbol using this iPad keyboard, I must henceforth refer to thIs … Continue reading

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Blooms, Books and Bylines

Gardening season is finally upon us here in the Frozen North, still only barely unfrozen I am spending most of my daylight hours sorting my new garden and contemplating my options for a redesign that features native plants suitable for … Continue reading

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” O, to be in Blogland, now that April’s here…”

Dear Reader, Finally, I feel settled enough in my new house and studio to blog! Let me begin with these words of blessing. (I am also substituting “blog” for “hous” ) Not sayin' that I haven't cursed a bit in … Continue reading

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Books, boxes and eco prints

Time to catch up on reports about studio work! Where did July go? Well, this month took me and Husband on a new adventure. We have sold our house and have (almost) bought another, much smaller and with a much … Continue reading

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Iris Scrolls: Artist Books printed with iris pigments

My “Iris Camino” continues. Today on my Iris Journey, I introduce two companions: Artist Books, printed with iris dyes and one of them made with pages of iris leaf fibre. (For pics of the Tall Bearded Iris, check iris eco … Continue reading

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