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How to Give Bookbinding Workshops

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How to Give Bookbinding Workshops

and other joyous undertakings.   It doesn't matter if they're four or eighty...the first time a person makes a book they always exclaim the same thing:   “Look! I made a book!”   The glee is contagious.   For me, a natural side effect of being a writer and a bookbinder is sharing with others what brings me such happiness:   the freedom to turn my ideas into handbound books.    (Festival de la Palabra, "Books on the Fly" Workshop. Alta Gracia, Córdoba, Argentina, 2014.)     After more than a decade of giving bookbinding workshops to people of all...

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A Sketchbook Chronicle

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A Sketchbook Chronicle

Not long ago, my inbox shone with a memorable gift: A client who ordered a custom oversized sketchbook from us in 2006 sent photos of how the book had been used. Not only did she send photos, but she sent this beautiful text: "Tony Allard and Kristine Diekman are artist collaborators who, in 2006, asked Transient Books to create a beautiful hand-made sketchbook for a media project. Although the artists never used it for that project, many years later, in April 2014, they started a weekly drawing practice. Choosing an object at random, they placed the object in the middle...

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