Hi all! Here’s a list of my Holiday Craft Shows for Ruth Bleakley’s Handmade books and Stationery (plus my alter ego Concertina Press!)
MBL Holiday Bazaar
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Swope Building – Upstairs
5 North Street, Woods Hole, MA
Come to the charming village of Woods Hole, Thursday, November 29 from 10 – 4 for a holiday craft fair, festival, [...]
The first group of the day, busily punching holes for sewing.
This Saturday 18 participants in two separate classes joined me for a session of Pamphlet Stitch binding at the Falmouth Public Library – these classes were free of charge, made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Local Cultural Council and additional support by the [...]
Hi friends – If you’re around Falmouth this coming weekend, why not stop in to the public library for a FREE pamphlet stitch binding workshop, taught by yours truly. There will be two classes back to back (the same class, you don’t have to take both!) because my last classes have filled up instantly!
These little [...]
Coptic stitch covers nicely arrayed
Seven brave women signed up for my spring 2011 Advanced Bookbinding class through the Falmouth Community School, and completed Nautical Chart coptic stitch books as a final project! Great job ladies! Check out the pictures below -
Faith and Gerry piercing holes for sewing stations.
Look at all the stitches!
This past week I heard about one of my friend’s coworkers Katie who was trying to fold 1,000 orgami cranes for a Tsunami benefit that a local Japanese Restaurant called Inaho is having tonight (all the proceeds from sales tonight will go towards tsunami relief). A couple of us joined in, and helped make some – [...]
Right to left, Julie, Susan, JoAnn and Laura sewing up a storm
This March an online group I’m a part of, the Bookbinding Etsy Street Team (or B.E.S.T.) is hosting a drive to create handmade journals for the non profit organization, Chicago Books to Women in Prison. The benefits of journaling, putting your thoughts down on [...]
The final project in my Intermediate bookbinding class at the Falmouth Community school was a long stitch binding. This old German binding uses no glue to hold the pages in, instead the pages are sewn directly onto the cover.
All of the books look really neat, especially when put in a row together.
Here, Dodi is adjusting the [...]
Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the Book Arts class at my alma mater, Clark University where I was a guest artist and taught the class Suminagashi marbling. The class went really well – twelve participants marbled over a hundred sheets of paper!
Me demonstrating for the class
Check out the gallery to see some lovely [...]
I think it’s finally time to write up a post about the Falmouth Community School Intermediate bookbinding class! On the wake of the Beginning Bookbinding Class, six intrepid bookbinders continued on to learn coptic stitch binding. Our first class we did a type of paper marbling called Suminagashi where we created papers with neat black swirling [...]
I have two classes coming up at the Falmouth night school, so mark your calenders – Registration begins January 11th and the classes begin in February – wednesdays 6:30-8:30.
Ruth Bleakley – BFA in Studio Art, Bookbinder and Paper Artist.
Create marbled paper that will amaze your friends. Use it for card making, scrapbooking, and collage projects. [...]