I love books! I love reading them. I love touching them. I love the sound of turning pages. I love the smell of cotton fiber pages.
For thousands of years, prior to Guttenberg's invention of moveable type in Germany during the mid 1400's, each and every book was made by hand. Books were expensive, highly coveted possessions of the wealthy, royalty, aristocracy, and monasteries. If you were somebody, you owned a beautiful, well crafted book.
Maintaining the high quality traditions of handmade books of the past is important to me. In recent years, I 've replaced handmade paper with handwoven and luxury textiles. These textiles are innately tactile and relatable: Fabric pages are not flat and completely blank.
by Suzanne Coley Bone folders are my extra fingers when binding books and making boxes. Bone folders from my studio, Suzanne Col...
Art is Life I was introduced to Candy Jernigan's art and book when I was going through cancer treatment more than a decade ago. H...
For the past few months, I've been working with wedding gowns from my local thrift store. Most of these gowns were made with modern sy...