Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wayzgoose 2010

Fuzzy Heart Album with satin ties and sun milagro.
Journal covered in brass with raised letters on cover.

Wayzgoose in Grimsby has come and gone for another year. I had a wonderful time seeing people I haven't seen for a couple of years, meeting new people and checking out all the really amazing books, broadsides, and assorted book arts and print related ephemera that they have been creating.

The weather was beautiful and, as always, dinner was a perfect end to our day.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Almost Wayzgoose!!!

Wow! What a response to the workshops!!
The May 1st Intro. to Letterpress is full!
Also, for clarificatio, the Leterpress 1 workshops are both on Sundays.

It's the last weekend before Wayzgoose and I'm busy setting and printing!
During the week I hope to get around to binding some Cereal books!
Hopefully I'll remember to take photos to put up here as I go.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Workshops for April, May and June...

Helping children screen t-shirts at my child's birthday a few months ago.

I've finally been able to co-ordinate my schedule and my family's schedule to create a workshop schedule! Whew.

This is a broadside created by a participant in the Letterpress 1 workshop

Introduction to Letterpress (max. 3 participants), Fee: $90.- +$4.50 GST
Sat. Apr. 25 Sat. June 5
Sat. May 1 Sun. June 6
Sat. May 8 Sun. June 12
Sat. May 15

All Intro. to Letterpress workshops take place from 9:30 am - 1 pm.

Letterpress 1 (max. 3 participants, Intro to Letterpress is a pre-requisite) Fee $175.- + $8.75 GST
Sun. May 16, 10 - 4:30 pm
Sun. June 13, 10 - 4:30 pm
Covers registration for 2 or more colour printing, building a form, editioning.

Working Washi (max.4 participants), Fee: $40.- + $2.- GST
Wed. MAy 12, 6:30 - 9:30
Explore the surface treatments of suminagashi, orizome and pigmented rice paste used for decorating Japanese washi papers. Washi paper, inks, pigments, brushes are supplied.

SIlkscreen (maximum 3 participants) Fee: $ 90.- + $ 4.50 GST
Sun. May 30, 10 - 3 pm
Sun. June 13, 10 - 3 pm
Bring your own light coloured shirts, fabric, cardstock and/or paper for printing your own designs on.

Please see side bar for registration instructions.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


It's that time of year again! Wayzgoose is happening in Grimsby, Ontario on Saturday April 24th from 10 am - 5 pm. There is no admission fee and you'll get to look at some amazing book arts works! Most of the exhibitors have things for sale, also! I always spend too much!
I was absent last year because of the death of our son, but I'll definitely be there this year. Hope some of you can make it out!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Some of the things I've been making.

3 basic stab-bound books with covers made of my handmade rag papers.

Top: one of my experimental books with leather laces incorporated into the spine and fore edge. The cover material is Japanese washi that I decorated using pigmented paste.
Bottom: a detail of the spine.

I started making these for friends! Collaged papers adhered to a glass front, edged in copper with an ultrasuede back (so that it feels soft against the skin).

Some of my letterpress cards.
The images are a combination of vintage metal cuts and old wood type. I print them on the Vandercook or my Showcard flatbed press. Polymer plates aren't part of my repertoire . I'm a bit of a Luddite, so I can't create the vector files needed to have polymer plates of new images produced!

A rainbow of my handmade rag papers sewn together for a book.

A small pillow book covered in silk for your little secrets.

A large album with a fuzzy heart and dragonfly pendant sewn onto a pink burlap cover.

The deckle edges some of my handmade rag papers.

Some books.
Top: concertina book covered in Japanese washi decorated using a paste resist method.
Middle: book with exposed stitches through the spine. The cover is more of my handmade paper made with a mix of cotton pulp and kozo fibre. There is a button sewn on the front and a cord to tie the book closed.
Bottom: book has exposed stitching and a cover made of card stock letterpress printed with an assortment of vintage cuts. The cord cinching stitches on the spine is also used for tying the book closed.