Archive for June, 2010

Bookbinding Class at UCLA Extension

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010


UCLA Extension is offering a Handmade Book Structures course this upcoming Summer Quarter and I’ll be teaching it! Would you like to learn the basics of book binding? Are you interested in being creative and digging into some projects? This is a great opportunity to learn and create a variety of bindings. We will work on projects during class and by the end of the quarter you will have many great projects to take home with you. Enrollment is open to anyone. There are no prerequisites. Class begins Tuesday, June 22, 7-10 pm. I’d love to see you there!

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Baseball Card Books

Sunday, June 13th, 2010


Months ago my Mom sent me a great selection of baseball cards collected by my Dad as a kiddo (she sent me cards that were in poor condition and of little value to collectors). Her idea: turn them into books.

After a bit of experimentation, I discovered that some of the cards could be split in two. I adhered the pieces to book board to form the front and back covers. An old white purse gave up its life to provide leather for the straps. Red thread sewn to the split straps came the closest to resembling a baseball stitch. I love the wonderful colors and imperfections of the cards; and they bring back good memories of my Dad.

A selection of baseball card books is currently available in my Etsy shop.