LSC Big Spring workshop: Contemporary Paper Bindings with Karen Hanmer was a success! We spent two days in the Texas A&M Preservations facility watching, learning, and making four beautiful paper bindings. Great space with a genuine Texas view.
The paper bindings included: German Stiffened Paper Binding (using a double-fan adhesive), Paper Case with Adhesive Attachment, Laced Paper Case with Unsupported Sewing, and Long Stitch through a Slotted Paper Cover (with a Yapp edge). We also had a tour of a selection of the Berger Cloonan Special Collection of decorative papers. Beautiful!
Perfect weekend to make books and have fun! Special thanks to Karen Hanmer, Jeanne Goodman, Kevin O’Sullivan, all the workshop participants, and Texas A&M Preservations! HOWDY!
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Lone Star Chapter Valentine Print Exchange online exhibit.
Lone Star members sent original prints in small editions to fellow members for Valentine’s Day. This year’s theme was Romantic Cities, and from the entries, it seems a number of Texans find boats to be romantic… Ah, Amore!
Tish Brewer. “Venice at night.” 2019 Linocut print on blue kozo
Elizabeth Mellot. “Texas Hill Country.” 2019. Fogged silver photograph (archival ink output) and paper
Detail. Elizabeth Mellot
Detail. Elizabeth Mellot CSC
Janet Reynolds. “Venice.” 2019
Detail. Janet Reynolds
Jesse Hunt. “I miss you snow..” 2019
Cindy Haller. “Amore.” 2019. Digital images in pen and ink stippling technique on Arches 90#HP paper with Hand lettering.
Detail. Cindy Haller
Pamela Wood. “Paris Valentine.” 2019, Original Paste Paper and Calligraphy
Detail. Pamela Wood. “My love for Paris is more than a Destination, it is etched in my soul.”
Nothing like getting original artwork, sharing the love, and getting mail! Join us again next year!
This year we partnered with our east coast cohorts, the New England chapter, for a joint fall print exchange with theme: Autumn Equinox. We had equal participation from both chapter membership (which made the mailing list much easier, thank you!) and these are the results! Enjoy.
Conception of the first Lone Star / New England chapters joint print exchange went something like this:
::Scene: GBW Standards of Excellence, at a counter somewhere… ::
NE Chair Erin: “Hey, we should do a chapter something together”
LSC Events Jeanne: “okay.”
Are you going to GBW Standards of Excellence this year?
Here’s a list of what we’ve got planned over the next couple of months. Please check your inboxes for more details!
August 25, Austin: Self guided group tour of the Austin Public Central Library at 10:30, followed by lunch, and then a tour of the lab with highlights of the fine bindings collection at the Harry Ransom Center at 1pm.
Joint Chapter Autumn Print Exchange, Lone Star and New England: Signup deadline is August 17, and prints should be postmarked by September 22. The theme is “Autumn Equinox”.
September 15, Dallas: One-day workshop with Catherine Burkhard on Iris Folding.
October 19, Minneapolis: Chapter MeetUp at Standards, Friday lunch.
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Valentine Print Exchange online exhibit. Lone Star members sent original prints in small editions to fellow members for Valentine’s Day. Nothing like getting original artwork, sharing the love, and getting mail!
Join us again next year!
Books of The Saint John’s Bible Available for Donations to a Charity
Most all of the 7 books that make up The Saint John’s Bible are available for suggested donations of $30 to $50 each. They are the books co-ordinated by Saint John’s Abbey in Minnesota, with Donald Jackson as the Artistic Director. The books were originally $60 to $75 each, are in excellent condition, and exact copies of the original St. John’s Bible.
Titles of books available: Pentateuch, Psalms (in original wrap), Historical Books, Wisdom Literature (2 copies in original wrap), Gospels and Acts, and Letters and Revelation. Books measure 10” x 15-1/2”.
Contact: Catherine Burkhard, 214.363.7946 or >email@example.com<. The charity requested by the family of bookbinder Sharon Schoech, who owned the books, is “River Legacy Foundation”. The donations will go as a memorial to Sharon for the foundation’s Nature/Living Science Center in Arlington (www.riverlegacy.org).
Catherine will have the books and receive the donations in order to send them to the Foundation as a memorial to Sharon. If the book(s) need to be mailed, shipping costs would be additional and payable before shipping.
This past weekend was the Lone Star Chapter’s Gold Finishing Workshop with Samuel Feinstein. It was a whirlwind couple of days but everyone learned a lot. Thanks again to Samuel for taking the time and for being an excellent instructor. Thanks also to Bridwell Library for the use of their conservation lab for this workshop.