Thanks to Launch Pad Gallery in Yokohama, Japan, I have the opportunity to teach a fun bookbinding workshop! On Sun, Sept 30 from 2 - 5PM I’ll be at the gallery with all the materials necessary for visitors to begin creating their own small art books. I found the long-stitch bookbinding technique to be beautifully decorative, very functional, and reasonably easy to complete. Each of my map paged journals were constructed using the long-stitch bookbinding design. There is no charge for this workshop, ”Reading Between the Lines” Book Arts Exhibition is a wonderful collaborative show combining artists from St Helens, England and those of us in Art Byte Critique in the Tokyo Bay area. Come see the amazing variety of artbooks and stay for the workshop! Looking forward to seeing you on the 30th!
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGA3cJQcjb8?rel=0&w=560&h=315]I've been busy Longstitch Binding the last of my map-paged Travel Journals to be shown at the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2014.Special Thanks to Sea Lemon's Longstitch Bookbinding tutorial on YouTube.Filmed using Hyperlapse. Came out blurrier than expected, sorry about that.
Made several Travel Journal Art Books this past week. It's a journey in itself where art takes an artist. I never thought to create a handmade book but once I started how could I not? Such an easy extension from my love of reading I wonder why I haven't put together handmade books earlier. Recycling Worldwide Maps and tough upholstery fabric create a lightweight journal that is easy to toss into your backpack for your next adventure or for kids off to Summer Camp. Each page is about 5" x 7" with one side blank and the printed map on the reverse. Pages have been chosen at random in random order to offer a variety of spaces for a variety of travel needs. Each of the pages offer longitude and latitude for searching where in the world some of the pages are.Three different coordinating button and wax coated thread binding are available in my store on Etsy:Blue: [embed]https://www.etsy.com/listing/190835255/travel-sketchbook-journal-from-recycled?ref=listing-2[/embed]Black: [embed]https://www.etsy.com/listing/190836267/travel-scrapbook-and-journal-from?ref=listing-shop-header-0[/embed]Brown: [embed]https://www.etsy.com/listing/190827234/worldwide-map-travel-journal-hand-bound?ref=listing-shop-header-1[/embed]