Saturday, April 29, 2017

last day of class . . .

My busy bookbinding students on the last day of class at Wells College. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Workshop. . . .

Some happy students making book covers at my adult continuing education class. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mark Your Calendar!

I will be giving a free lecture at 6pm on April 10th at the Seymour Library in Auburn, New York. I will be bringing an antique press along ! I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bookbinding Workshop!

I am offering my bookbinding workshop again! I only do these classes because I enjoy teaching them, and I know you will enjoy it too, not to mention, you get to take home a really nice product at the end.

Make a Journal or Sketchbook is 4 sessions, held from 5:30-7:30  on 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 at A. J. Smith Elementary School in Union Springs, New York.

In this class you will get to make a blank hard-cover book to take home! We will start by making our own decorative paste papers using acrylic paints and wheat starch. Next we will sew the pages together using thread and traditional bookbinding techniques. Finally, we will construct the covers using our decorated paper, and attach them to our books. At the end you will have a beautiful hand-made book and the knowledge to repeat the process on your own.

Materials Fee of $20 payable to the instructor will be collected during the first session. All materials will be provided. Registration fee is $25.

To sign up, please call or e-mail Lisa Winters (315) 889-7102 x2202

I am happy to directly answer any questions about the class:

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Rebind . . .

I was asked by the Frontenac Historical Society & Museum to rebind their copy of "Collier's Photographic History of the European War" printed in 1915. This WWI book was in very poor condition with the original stapled binding failing and every single page having tears that needed patching. In the end it came out surprisingly well.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for the New Year 2017!

Such are the sentiments of this tricky bit of letterpress printing and die cutting featuring a movable lunar volvelle.

Commissioned and designed by the prolifically talented Mark Argetsinger (

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Recent Commission . . .

This was a fun commission. I reproduced a spiral bound hand-written family cookbook so everyone in the family could have a copy! These were a bit of an upgrade with cloth spines, foil stamped title, ribbon bookmark and plastic laminated hard covers featuring images from inside the book.