Celebrate - Studio Place Arts Annual Members Show

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | November 14, 2018

Poster for Studio Place Arts "Celebrate" holiday members showWednesday November 14, 2018 – Thursday December 27, 2018

Celebrate is Studio Place Arts‘ annual local arts celebration featuring artwork and crafts by its member artists. The show includes work by more than 80 local artists on all 3 floors of the historic SPA building .

I have an assortment of journals and photo albums available for purchase at the show.

Gallery Hours:

  • November 14 – December 2:
    • Tuesday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed
    • Closed November 22
  • December 3 – 27:
    • Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed
    • Closed December 24 & 25

Opening Reception:

  • Date: Saturday November 17, 2018
  • Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Chandler Center for the Arts 17th Annual Holiday Artisans Market

Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph, VT | November 16, 2018

Friday November 16, 2018 – Sunday December 23, 2018

Chandler Center for the ArtsChandler Artisans Holiday Market poster‘ annual Holiday Artisans Market showcases the skill and creativity of Vermont artisans and specialty food producers.

The Market offers shoppers the opportunity to show support for local, independent businesses, while also helping to raise funds for future programming and exhibits at Chandler.

I have an assortment of journals, photo albums, cards, and holiday ornaments available at the Market for purchase.

Gallery Hours:

  • Thursday and Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The Market will also be open during performances at Chandler throughout the holiday season.


Find Closure

Pacific University | Forest Grove, OR | June 29, 2019

Handmade leather journals with multiple closures - closedSaturday June 29, 2019
Sunday June 30, 2019
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1.5 hour lunch break)

I’m thrilled to be teaching at the Focus on Book Arts conference once again! This time around, it’s all about closures.

Need that finishing touch for your journal? I’ve got you covered!

Consider this workshop the equivalent of a Closure Dressy Bessy. First you’ll complete a set of two soft cover, leather books (measuring 9.5″ x 6.5″) each with a different variation of the long stitch binding. Then comes the fun part – you’ll experiment with a variety of ways to secure those books. You’ll explore ways to use buttons, leather straps, sticks, and metal hardware to create up to 5 closures per book (as time allows).

Bring your own embellishments (buttons, ribbons, etc.) that you’d like to use for closures – there will be time for discussion and problem-solving as a group.

You’ll leave this workshop with two books, along with a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used.

Materials Fee: $65.00 (includes leather, paper, thread, and all materials for closures)

Supplies/Equipment: X-Acto knife and extra blades, 24″ metal ruler, cutting mat, pencil, bone folder, awl, scissors, a minimum of two sewing needles, Japanese screw punch (or equivalent) with assorted bits (1.0 – 5.0), small glue brush (0.5″ – 1″), PVA, glue stick, 2″ x 12″ gridded ruler (a quilting ruler would work), weight, small metal triangle.

Registration for FOBA is not yet open. Stay tuned to their website for the most up-to-date information.


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