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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.


Forty Years of Artist's Books
May 2020

Window Art Gallery, 647 Princess St. at Victoria, Kingston, Ontario
Hours: Mon. & Tues. 9-noon, Wed. & Fri. 9-4, Thurs. 9-8, Sat. & Sun. 12-4
Curated by Rebecca Kohn, this show will feature a selection of books created during the four decades from 1979-2019. There will be a catalogue to accompany the exhibition.

Another exhibition will be mounted in the Special Collections Library at the University of Calgary, with work from their collection.

CBBAG Art of the Book 2018
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
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


Zipper: A Suite
Zipper: A Suite 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 two with poems by Hazel Hall (see Mending and Counterpane on the same page.).

Terry Ann Carter lives in Victoria, British Columbia. She is also a book artist. See the entry for Zipper: A Suite on the List/sewing page for more information about Terry Ann Carter.

2019, Kingston. (8 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 2″ when closed ) Edition of 10. $900

Zipper cover

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