Saturday, August 6, 2011

Booksigning with Jeannine Stein

Jeannine Stein will be signing copies of her new book Adventures in Bookbinding: Hand Crafting Mixed Media Books on Saturday August 13th from 1-3 pm.

In addition to signing books, she will also be offering a free, simple make-and-take bookbinding project that customers can take with them!

In her new book, Jeannine Stein takes bookbinding to another level by featuring intriguing mashups between the world of handmade books and a diverse range of media such as quilting, jewelry making, and polymer clay. The result is a book filled with incredible hybrid projects that marry traditional binding techniques to diverse mixed-media materials for visually arresting results.

The projects are designed to accommodate three levels of artist expertise: basic, novice, and expert. Illustrated step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate how to construct a basic version of each project, including covers, inside pages, and binding techniques easy enough for a beginner to master.

Each project also includes two variations. The shortcut version is geared toward those who love the look of a craft but could use some helpful hints. The master version serves as inspiration for those who want to take a project to the next level. For these variations, an accomplished guest artist has created the cover and the author has made the binding, resulting in a unique collaborative project. These ideas offer opportunities to reach out and combine your skills with other artists or design a more detailed project.

No other craft book offers the possibilities and challneges that Adventures in Bookbinding does. If you like to mix it up while crafting and creating, you will return to this book again and again to find inspiration and ideas.

Jeannine Stein has been making books for more than fifteen years, exploring bindings, mediums, and techniques. In addition to teaching bookbinding, she is an award-winning journalist, and she has written extensively about paper crafts, artists' books, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, and letterpress. She is the author of Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books with Recycled and Repurposed Materials.

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