One of my Etsy customers works at the Gorilla Foundation as a food preparer for Koko the gorilla. If you don’t know, Koko knows sign language and she was the topic of a Reading Rainbow book, Koko’s Kitten, one of my favorite when I was a kid. My customer, Kim, gave Koko a very nice…read more
Heart Handmade, a great blog that follows the current D.I.Y. crafting movement featured me in a step by step “how they made it” lab section where I discuss how I make my miniature books – check it out!
I learned this type of binding, called the Longstitch from Keith Smith’s book Volume 1: Non Adhesive Binding: Books Without Paste or Glue. The advantages of creating a book without using glue is its increased longevity. Paste or glue can be acidic, and once an acidic glue saturates paper, it will speed up the process…read more
Welcome to my first ever blog post! I’m Ruth Bleakley, a book artist and illustrator living on scenic Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Since today is my birthday, I thought it seemed like a great day for my new blog to start as well! My blog, In The Studio, will show a lot of my new work,…read more