For the past few days I have been visiting my friend, Diane Perin Hock, in California. It has been a lovely break from the wet, dark Portland winter and we had a good time catching up on the past few years. Diane has been making wonderful, ingenious books and when I told her I was considering taking a bookmaking class she suggested we make books and she would teach me.
A big roll of fabulous papers sort of magically appeared on her dining room.
Then we measured, tore and folded the pages to go inside the books. I learned to fold the paper into signatures, carefully use Diane's tools to create holes that line up perfectly to sew the signatures and cover boards together to form a book.
Two finished books.