1776 Pocket Journal

This weekend I took an interesting and fun, two day workshop with Marlene Pomeroy at her studio in Kitchener. The workshop was based on a historical book structure she discovered in the rare book collection at the┬áRiverbrink Museum in Queenston. The 1776 structure has folded “guards” that the signatures and pull out maps are attachedContinue reading “1776 Pocket Journal”

Historian Ruth Goodman

Several Christmas’ ago I received a coveted boxed set of Upstairs Downstairs DVD’s. While watching my 69 hours and 4 minutes of this classic British drama my small interest in domestic history grew. I started reading about it, came across The Victorian Garden, an excellent series that revives a derelict kitchen and kitchen garden ofContinue reading “Historian Ruth Goodman”

Woven and Stitched Spine Workshop

For the last two Saturdays I’ve been attending a workshop put on by the CBBAG – Southwestern Chapter in London, ON. Our instructor, Jan Taylor started us off with a buttonhole book structure (purple cover). This fun book doesn’t require any gluing and when finished the pages lie completely flat. We used a waxed linenContinue reading “Woven and Stitched Spine Workshop”

Journal making experiment in progress

I’ve been experimenting with some different journal forms that are fun to make and use my marbled paper. The covers are .125″ binders board covered in marbled paper with a book cloth spine. The interior is made up of one, 60 page signature which includes a title page that I design using a variety ofContinue reading “Journal making experiment in progress”