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Coptic Stitch Binding

Last Saturday five of us gathered at Di Crisp’s beautiful garden studio on the south coast of NSW to make hard cover sketch books using a single needle Coptic binding … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · 3 Comments

Reinventing old books

What happens to a book when it outlives its original purpose? If it falls into the right hands, it can be transformed into an art object or recycled in ways … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

When Glenda Died

My friend and colleague Glenda Evans, lived in a rambling old farmhouse on the south coast of New South Wales with her husband and two children. She was a vibrant, … Continue reading

May 25, 2018 · 5 Comments

Workshop review

This report of a workshop I ran for The Papermakers of Victoria is   featured in their current newsletter, Deckle Edge. Finding Content: a two day workshop with Marama Warren by … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

September workshop with Papermakers of Victoria

Over the weekend of September 12th and 13th I will be holding a workshop titled ‘Finding Content’ at the request of the Papermakers of Victoria. The workshop will be held … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Natural dyeing for book artists

  Liz Jeneid’s workshop at Mt Kembla in NSW last weekend was informative, inspiring and a lot of fun. We boiled up a variety of plants including brown and red … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Finding Content Workshop in Auckland

I am home again from Auckland where I was inspired three day conference Inside-Outside, a Case for the Book, organised by the New Zealand Association of Book Crafts. Californian book … Continue reading

November 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Every word has music and meaning

‘Against the ruin of the world, the creative act is the only defense.’ Kenneth Rexroth. I spent last weekend at a Poetry Master Class at Broughton Vale near Berry on … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Altered books Part II

Here are some more photographs from the Altered Books workshops I ran at The Lady Denman Museum in Huskisson, NSW  this month. I loved seeing how everyone approached their projects … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Altered books workshops

A short course in Transformation. Over the past two Saturdays I have been running Altered Books workshops at the Lady Denman Museum in Huskisson, NSW. I was invited by the … Continue reading

May 11, 2014 · 1 Comment