Friday, 30 November 2012

How to trash a journal

I've been told that people are sometimes frightened to use my journals and notebooks because they are pretty. So I thought I'd write this, very short, post to reassure people that my journals are functional, I make them to be used. There is nothing  I like better than to see one of my journals totally trashed, filled with another person's notes and doodles. So here are a few photos of what I do to them .... trashed, but full of treasures.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Photo Album and Headbands

I've been meaning to make a few photo albums for a while now and have been playing about with various methods that would work well with an open spine. Here is the result. ....

Oh ... and I also wanted to have a play with headbands, the stitch I have used along the top of the book is a fancy blanket stitch inspired by Hilke Kurzke,also known as buechertiger, and her  very helpful tutorial "Headbands for Coptic Books". Many thanks! 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Art Market Holmfirth 2012

I'm really, really excited that I have been selected to exhibit at:

The Art Market
in Holmfirth West Yorkshire

Saturday 3rd November 8pm - 10pm (preview) 
Sunday 4th November 10am - 4pm (main show)

Interviews with artists can be found here:

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Crafted by Hand Masham 2012


I'm madly making new books in preparation for the Crafted by Hand event in Masham.  I'm pretty excited about being selected for this event and really looking forward to seeing the Page Paper Stitch ladies,
an extremely talented trio of Yorkshire book makers.
For more information about the event please click on this bug free link

Friday, 28 September 2012

This first post is written with thanks to the lovely Alison, who has motivated me to get off my bottom and create a blog. So thank you Alison!