creating beautiful journals and books

Work with what you’ve got

At my ‘Finding Content’ workshop in Melbourne recently I heard myself tell the group to ‘just work with what you’ve got.’ It made me wonder – where did that idea … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 3 Comments

Printing with Plants

In Liz Jeneid’s Natural Dyeing workshop we imprinted our papers with flowers and leaves by clamping them between ceramic tiles using strong metal paperclips to hold everything together. The sample … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

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

Dyeing paper with plants

I have been boiling up plants on the barbeque to make natural dyes in preparation for a natural dye workshop next weekend with Liz Jeneid. Liz is based at Mt Kembla … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · 1 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

Coptic binding with waxed thread

At the Journal making workshop at The Studio West End I learned how to sew a coptic binding – some thing I have always wanted to know. The binding is strong … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · 3 Comments