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Chapter Exhibit Catalogs Now on Sale!

September 23, 2013

Two catalogs from past Lone Star Chapter exhibits remain available and are now on sale! The Thread That Binds catalog, originally $20, is now $15 by mail or $12 if you can pick up in person at Books ‘n Letters Studio in Dallas. The Heaven on Earth catalog, originally $8, is now $3. Contact Catherine Burkhard  at:  to purchase a copy of either—or both!

Texas Book Festival on State Capitol Grounds in October

September 9, 2013
Lois Kim, Executive Director of the Texas Book Festival.

Lois Kim, Executive Director of the Texas Book Festival.

Many bookbinders and book artists came to their craft through the love of books and reading. If you are one of these, you might want to treat yourself to a trip to Austin in October for the annual Texas Book Festival held the weekend of October 26-27.

Read more about the festivals new executive director Lois Kim in the current issue of Texas Journey, a publication of AAA Texas.

Thread That Bids Exhibition Catalog Sale

August 12, 2013

The Lone Star Chapter announces The Thread That Binds Exhibition catalog sale.

If you buy the catalog directly from Catherine Burkhard, the Lone Star Chapter president, without the involvement of postage – the sale price is $12. If you are long distance requiring shipping it is $15. (shipping included). Below are a few images of the interior of the catalog for your review.

The handsome bindings from the exhibition are in full color with detail images of the headbands, edge treatments and end sheets. You will also find biographical information of the participating binders.

August 2-3 Workshop: Handmade Photo Album Structures & Strategies

June 25, 2013
Samples of Photo Album and Album Page Structures

Samples of Photo Album and Album Page Structures

The Lone Star Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers will be sponsoring Handmade Photo Album Structures & Strategies with Richard Horton in Dallas, Friday August 2 – Saturday, August 3. The workshop will be held at Books ‘n Letters Studio. The cost of the workshop is $200 for chapter members and $220 for non-members. A separate supply fee of $20 will be payable to the instructor for prepared materials brought to the workshop.

Click here for Registration Form and Workshop Details

Participants will learn basic structures and mounting types for planning/designing a substantial photo album project which may involve real photos of a variety of historical types. Exercises will give you a set of practical models to take home for further study, including the design of blank leaves, sewing them into a book, a slip-on album cover, larger leaves which mount multiple photos of varying sizes on both sides of the leaves. Also included – discussing problems, design and structural concerns with albums.

Richard Horton has been a book structure theorist and bookbinder for 25 years. He has published books and articles, and has given workshops and conference presentations for the American Institute for Conservation, The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, The Guild of Book Workers, and the California Hand Book Binders. He has an MLS and Certificate in Library and Archives Conservation from Columbia University, and is currently the Bookbinder/Conservator at Bridgeport National Bindery in Agawarn, MA. Mr. Horton is the author of : “A Hand Bookbinder’s Guide to Making Photo Albums” which will be available for purchase at the workshop ($30).

You can also contact Cindy Haller at

March 2013 Upcoming Worksop

December 19, 2012

ImageThe Lone Star Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers will be sponsoring The Amazing Dremel with Jill Timm of Mystical Places Press in Austin Texas Houston,TX at the University of Houston on March 16-17, 2013. Please note that the venue has changed due to the South by Southwest film festival happening in Austin during the same time period.

This workshop is on a Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. The workshop will be located in the Fine Arts department of the University of Houston. There is a Hilton on campus (they have a hotel accredited program), so you can come, park and participants can either walk or drive to the Fine Arts Building. Google “Hilton University of Houston” and you can click on links, checking in on Friday, March 15 and departing Sunday, March 17. That will lead you to a variety of room rates, packages, etc.

This class has made, but has a couple more spots available as of February.
For more details and registration form download the pdf, Lone Star – The Amazing Dremel.pdf

You can also contact Cindy Haller at

Sixth Helen Warren DeGolyer Triennial Competition for American Bookbinding

July 4, 2012
David Lawrence and Priscilla Spitler

David Lawrence and Priscilla Spitler in the Bridwell Library

Lone Star Chapter 2011 site statistics in review

January 1, 2012

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 45 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


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