Monday, August 29, 2011

Book Arts Class at the Bountiful Davis Art Center

10 Book Workshop

Bountiful Davis Art Center
745 South Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010

 Bookbinding course includes the following 10 books
Single Sheet Books
Japanese Stab Bound Books
Flower Fold Books
Accordion with Pockets & Sewn Signatures
Hinged Hardcover
Circle Accordion
Softcover Leather Longstitch
Hardcover Longstitch
Tapes Bound Book (a traditional hardcover book)
All books you create in the class will be designed, created and kept by you! The cost of the class is $125 which includes all the materials for the class as well as some small bookbinding tools so you can continue to make books at home! 
You'll need to bring:
A pencil
X-acto Type Craft Knife with extra blades
Ruler with Metal Edge
Cutting mat or old magazine to cut on 

To Register for this class contact the Bountiful Davis Art Center(BDAC) by clicking this link here: BDAC Contact Information

Leather Longstitch Books

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Custom Order

This photo album was custom ordered by Sarah in Australia for an anniversary present to her husband. They've taken photos of him standing next to large landmarks (big pineapples and such) and this album is to hold those photos.

All the lettering and design was burned in by hand. Leather is a rustic hickory brown lambskin. You can click on the photos to see them larger.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Upcoming Class

Raised and Inset Designs in Paper, Fabric and Leather
Provo Art & Frame
201 West Center in Provo, UT
Tuesday, September 6th

Sign up by emailing me at

We'll go over raised and inset designs in paper, fabric and leather and let you try it out yourself!

The cost is $35 and that includes all the materials for your sample pieces you'll create and keep. The sample pieces can be used as actual book covers.

This class was also taught at the Focus on Book Arts Conference in Forest Grove, Oregon this past June. You can see some photos from June's class by clicking here..

Below are a few examples of inset and raised designs.

Embossed hinges or raised spine book hinges in leather

raised design in paper on a tapes bound book

Disneyland E ticket inset into leather photo album cover

Raised circle on spine and cover of book, Inset 4 leaf clover

Raised hinges with fleur de lis

Letters of "Our Family" in French, English and Italian raised in leather on photo album cover

Detail of other side and the raised cords along the spine

Raised design in leather

Raised leather design

Raised cords and inset berries on front cover of leather photo album

Love birds raised in leather on photo album with simple raised hinges

Raised hinges and Inset four leaf clover design

Inset stamp on front cover and raised design along the spine and covers