Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Japanese Stab Binding

I have been working on various Japanese Stab Bindings with hard covers this past week in the studio. I will be teaching them soon in my classes at Space 301 and wanted to make sure I had my ducks in a row. Here is a couple of group shots for you guys to enjoy. I must say they were very pleasant to sew as I have been working with the Centipede Stitch and learning Twined Binding...it was nice to work with a book that is simple and direct. A true joy!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Flag Book

Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome to 2009!

In preparation for the Bookbinding Survey that I will be teaching starting next week at Space 301 in downtown Mobile, I have been furiously working away in the studio to learn a few new book forms to keep thing fresh for my students. One book I've been laboring over is the flag book form. Here is my second attempt, which turned out fairly well, all things considered. I hope that my students will enjoy this in week 2.

I used a photograph I took in New Orleans last spring of a sculpture which I love at the Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Art. I really thought that the augmentation that the flag book puts an image through would really suit this image. I was very pleased.