After 15 days of papermaking, sawing, filing, scraping, sanding, snipping, pasting, and living on top of a mountain in Idaho the books are done and relaxing with me next to the pool. The Jim Croft Bookmaking Retreat opened my eyes to how deep the well of book arts goes and taught me many new techniques. These two books are gothic bindings with handmade paper sewn with double cords strung into spalted sumac boards with a leather spine and hand crafted brass clasps. I’ll be posting pics of the process on Throwback Thursdays so stay tuned! (at home)

After 15 days of papermaking, sawing, filing, scraping, sanding, snipping, pasting, and living on top of a mountain in Idaho the books are done and relaxing with me next to the pool. The Jim Croft Bookmaking Retreat opened my eyes to how deep the well of book arts goes and taught me many new techniques. These two books are gothic bindings with handmade paper sewn with double cords strung into spalted sumac boards with a leather spine and hand crafted brass clasps. I’ll be posting pics of the process on Throwback Thursdays so stay tuned! (at home)