February is in its last few days, believe it or not. Valentine’s Day has come and gone; my red ink pad and heart shaped rubber stamps got a workout this month, to be sure! For those of you in the know, March is National Craft month; I’m already putting together a few special items for RLD readers…y’know: to celebrate and all!
I’ve been working on some new bits-n-bobs at the studio, putting together books and working on new stamp sheets. In the next couple weeks I’ll be posting those items for sale in the RLD store – if you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll be among the first to know when the new goodies hit the street!
I also have a handful of teaching gigs coming up, which is super exciting. East bay SHOUT OUT: I’ll be over in Oakland at a bookbinding/art space called BiblioForge, run by my long-time friend (and bookbinder/calligrapher extraordinaire) Nick Yeager. In his usual “flash-and-flair” way, Nick interviewed me for the BiblioForge blog last week. You can read the fruits of his labor here.
“Structures with Style: Secret Belgian Binding” will take place on Saturday, March 9th. By the end of the day, students will have 1-2 finished books and a firm grasp on what it takes to sew together this “secret” book structure. I anticipate that much fun will be had by all involved (and possibly cupcakes. But that’s just a rumor…)
The second BiblioForge class will be on March 23rd – “Creative Caterpillar Bindings”. If you’ve seen this particular style of binding and wondered how someone could possibly put it together, then this is the class for you! In addition to making 1-2 books in class, students will learn about hardcover and softcover attachments for this book structure.
As you can see, things are heating up over here at the RLD studio, and spring hasn’t even started springing yet! If you’re interested in knowing more about my teaching schedule for April – June, be sure to take a look at the “Classes and Sightings” page of the RLD blog.
Hoping that our paths will cross, either in the classroom or the mailbox –
The BiblioForge blog can be found here.
To find out more class info and sign up, visit the BiblioForge FaceBook page.