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2019: Fortieth Anniversary of Book #1
Books #1 and #2 grew out of a mistake. I was working on a felted triptych and one panel felted too much, so didn't match the other two. However, it had some nice passages, so I cut little rectangles and had them stacked on my desk in my studio. After looking at them for some time, I realized that if I joined them together, they could be a book. I figured out a way to do this with metal rings and embroidery thread, and voila! Book # 1, and then #2. I went on to design felted pages on purpose, one of which I sent off to an artist's book exhibition in Montreal. I had never heard of artist's books before, but figured if I made it and I was an artist, it must be an artist's book. And now forty years later, I am still happily making artist's books.


Stitch at Home Challenge: Make Do and Mend
February 2 - March 2, 2019

San Francisco School of Needlework and Design
360 Post St., Suite 604,San Francisco, California
I sent a copy of my latest book, "Mending," to this exhibition about mending.

The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild has a juried exhibition every five years. It travels across the country (see itinerary below.) Here is a chance to see one of my newest books, Zipper, as well as many fine bindings, fine printing, paper decoration, artist's books, calligraphy, hand-made paper, and for the first time, restorations.

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
September 10-December 7, 2018

University of the Fraser Valley Library
Abbotsford, British Colimbia

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
January 22-February 16, 2019

Fine Arts Building Gallery
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
May 18-July 21, 2019

Creation Cube
George Bothwell Branch, Regina Public Library
Regina, Saskatchewan

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
August 15-October 3, 2019

Centre culturel franco-manitobain
Winnipeg, Manitoba

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
November 1, 2019-February 15, 2020

McGill University Library
Montréal, Québec

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
March 5-April 30, 2020

Craft Ontario
Toronto, Ontario

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
May 17-June 30, 2020

Harriet Irving Library
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
July 16-August 30, 2020

Mary E. Black Gallery
Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design
Halifax, Nova Scotia

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
October 24-November 28, 2020

Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John's, Newfoundland


Pop-ups Beyond the Basics
Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, 2019
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artist's Guild's studio in Toronto

Learn more complicated techniques of making pop-ups with Lise Melhorn-Boe, a.k.a. Madame Pop-up. Pops will rotate and bulge on the page, stand up and twirl. With lots of samples to look at, you’ll soon be ready to make pop-up books or greeting cards. Go to the CBBAG website for more information, and to register:


Counterpanes is the fifth in a series of sewn books using poems about sewing as text. So far, there are three books with text by Lorna Crozier (see Button, Zipper and Needle on the LIST-sewing page) and one other with a poem by Hazel Hall (see Mending on the same page.). Hall lived in Portland, Oregon in the early 20th Century. She spent her days in an upper room, sewing and writing poetry. She left us over thirty poems about sewing and many others which use stitching imagery.See the entry for Counterpanes on the List/sewing page for more information about Hazel Hall.
2019, Kingston. (12 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 3″ when closed ) Edition of 10. $700

Counterpanes cover

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