Sunday, May 15, 2011

Another book for PBI

Each year at PBI, there is an auction to raise money for scholarships. I've made a journal for the auction, specifically an OxBow-theme journal, since that's where PBI is being hosted this year.


The last time I went to OxBow, I brought home a booklet about the college which included some photos of the campus. I tore the photos from the booklet and tore a few strips from a Michigan map showing the Saugatuck region, and pieced them together on the covers. The endpapers are hand-marbled by me, and there is a folder pocket sewn into the textblock, made from the OxBow booklet as well. Also includes the bookmark, made from an OxBow information card.


12 comments:

.::Tuttie::. said...

I want to start a hobby of making books but don't know where to begin. I am looking for 'classes' as reading it doesn't do it for me? any suggestions?


I saw a previous post about some classes but the registration had already passed. :(

Rob Ross said...

You can start like I did - start scouring how-tos and YouTube videos until you have a sense of how to do it, and then just start fooling around. These days, you can bootstrap yourself into a lot of hobbies just from YouTube and peoples' blogs.

Rob Ross said...

Rhonda, do you make your own headbands, or do you use the type you glue on?

Rhonda Miller said...

Online videos are a great resouce - I agree with Rob. But if you can find a class, that is the best way. Where are you located, Tuttie?

Rob, I do both. If I'm in a hurry, then I glue them on! But if I want the book to be a little extra special then I'll sew my own.

.::Tuttie::. said...

In northern NJ, never more than a train ride away from NYC.

that is true about youtube videos, do you have anyone that you suggest?

Velma said...
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Velma said...

rhonda, you are so kind--what a great donation!

Rhonda Miller said...

Tuttie, you should check out the New York Centre for Book Arts!

thanks Velma :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Tuttie, have a look at this list of resources - some of these are written articles and there are some videos - might be a good place to start: www.bookbindingteam.com/p/tutorials-kits.html

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, even better, on that same blog, there are several posts with lists of tutorials on various subjects - search for the label "tutorial" - www.bookbindingteam.com/search/label/tutorial

.::Tuttie::. said...

thank you soo much Rhonda! it pays to ask! I was just stalking your blog for a a while. I'll be a very busy and happy girl.

Flyover Pilgrim said...

Hello, I just found your blog this evening. It's lovely!

I am a book lover from my earliest childhood, and I have decided to turn my creative sights on book making. I was so excited to see that you mentioned Ox-Bow! I am attending a class there this August, on bookbinding!

I'm glad I found your blog. Your work is beautiful!

-Rebecca
[Flyover Pilgrim]