Friday, December 23, 2011

One Very Large Portfolio

This portfolio in black leather is about 17.5" x 26" 

Last book on my forever long to-do list before shutting
down shop for Christmas!

Grey Handmade Lokta Paper from Nepal was used for the
inside of front and back covers, the pages are not yet added.

Screw Post Binding which lays flat when open,
the pages are not yet added

Raised name in the leather which not only looks nice
but you can't help but run your hands over it to feel it!

That's a 12" ruler sitting on top of that portfolio

Paul Scott Page is a photographer that commissioned this work. He creates beautiful images of seemingly ordinary things. This particular portfolio will hold images of large spaces which really call to be printed and viewed in this larger format. 

To view Paul Scott Page's work you can visit his website at 

One of my favorite images is called "metro arteries"; see if you can find it!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

10 Book Workshop in Provo

Taught by Karleigh Jae Heywood and Daniel Heywood

To register and pay for the class please contact:

10 Book Workshop 

 Provo Art & Frame
201 W Center Street
 Provo, UT

January 18th and 19th
9:30 am - 5:30 pm 
(with a one hour break for lunch)

Each student has the opportunity to create and keep 10 different books. We will cover the basics of bookbinding for beginners, but students of all skill levels are welcome.

The ten book structures are:

Single Sheet Books
Japanese Stab Bound Books
Flower Fold Books
Accordion with Pockets and Sewn Signatures
Hinged Ledger Book
Circle Accordion
Softcover Leather Longstitch
Hardcover Longstitch
Tapes Bound Book ( A Traditional Hardcover Book)

Each student needs to bring:
An x-acto knife (or scalpel) with extra blades
A Pencil
A metal edged ruler
Glue Brush (PVA glue will be provided)

All other materials and tools are provided.

The workshop fee is $150 which includes all materials for the ten books and also includes some bookbinding tools.

This class has a maximum of 15 students.

To register and pay for the class please email

Examples of 7 of the ten book structures are found below. Each student's will be unique as we use papers and materials from all over the world.

Chap Books, front view

Top view of an accordion book with sewn signatures
An accordion book with pockets and sewn signatures-
This photo is of one of my students from the 10 book class.

A flower fold book

A flower fold book full open, showing the front and back hard covers

A Japanese Stab Bound Binding

A Hardcover Longstitch

Leather Longstitch Books

Tapes Bound Book with leather spine and paper cover

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Deliveries

Last year's 4pm Delivery to the Post Office.

This year is about the same!