This is what I make. It’s full of blank papers which artists like to draw on. It’s got an image or some piece of art on the cover so that it’s pleasant to look at. It’s a handy size. I make some as small as 1″ by 2″ and some as large as about 10″ by 12″. This type of book is called a Japanese-binding, … Continue reading This is What I Make
This little book came about when I realized I had quite a few pieces of handmade paper which were no good for anything. I had stacks of paper I had made at home with recycled papers and your basic handmade paper supply stuff, maybe cotton linters or half-stuff. There were also a few sheets of really nice paper from workshops or Open-Vat days at Rittenhouse … Continue reading How I Make a Folded Book
Fall is finally here! Hopefully it will feel like fall soon. Maddy Tree Books has a few dates coming up. September 29– Fallserfest at East Falls Famers Market 11 to 3 October 6– Roxtoberfest in Roxborough 12 to 6 October 20— Marple Christian Church Craft Fair 9 to 4 November 4– Swarthmore Makers Market November 23 -24– A Bit of the Arts at the Twentieth … Continue reading Fall Show Schedule
Yesterday I attended a workshop: Papermaking with Local Invasive Plants at Paper Think Tank in Philly. My goal was to come away with some interesting handmade paper for probable use in making my books. (I have used up all of my handmade paper from all workshops, classes and homemade!) The paper pulps were made from knotweed, Japanese mugwort and Philly Kozo, and Japanese honeysuckle with … Continue reading Goings-On
Here is Maddy Tree Books’ schedule for September: September 1– Artist of the Week at Lansdowne Farmers’ Market 9 to 1 September 9 — Lansdowne Arts on the Avenue Noon to 6 September 29 — Fallserfest at East Falls 11 to 3 AND I am happy to announce that a collection of my books will be included at the opening of Swarthmore’s newest gallery! Gallery … Continue reading September
Maddy Tree Books will be at East Falls Farmers’ Market this Saturday, August 11. The hours are 10 to 2. I haven’t been there since May, and it sounds like I’ve missed a lot of goings-on! The market is growing in size and popularity. Continue reading East Falls on Saturday!
First a few pictures of new books. Saturday was oven hot here because of humidity as high as it could be without rain. Nevertheless I had a great experience at Swarthmore Farmers Market, which is as successful a community market as you can find. I was privileged to be included and it went well. Craftspeople are generous with advice and support. Some new opportunities came … Continue reading A Few New Things
Summer means lots of opportunities to participate in craft fairs, farmers’markets and pop-ups. An attender could go to three or four shows every weekend in my part of the world. Farmers’ Markets have been good to me. Usually, a Market will host one or two artist/craftspersons per Market. I’ve done well in that context so far. Here are a few pictures from my last event … Continue reading Summer at Farmers’ Markets