Friday, April 24, 2009
Saturday, April 25th 6-8pm
Join Allison Chapman of Igloo Press for an evening of letterpressprinting and bookbinding love. Allison recently moved to Columbus after more than a decade of teaching at Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis. In addition to traditional hand-sewn journals and albums, a variety of refillable books and bookbinding kits will be available.
The No-Sew Refillable Book is an exclusive design featuring a clever elastic spine that requires no bookbinding knowledge to change the content. These books are based on standard paper sizes making it easy to add or remove pages as desired. Based on Allison’s experience as a bookbinding instructor, Build-It-Yourself bookbinding kits include directions and supplies for both traditional and non-traditional bindings. From a simple pamphlet stitch to the multi-section exposed spine, kits are appropriate for both beginner and intermediate crafters.
Prints and decorative papers are inspired by the alphabet and geometric patterns. Prints are created from photopolymer plates as well as hand-set metal and wood type on platen presses or a Vandercook#4. In addition to new designs, many greeting cards feature the illustration collection inherited from her grandfather. A special 15% discount will be offered for custom letterpress andbookbinding orders for Wholly Craft customers through May.