Category Archives: Collage


Plaid is any fabric woven of differently colored threads in a cross pattern which is repeated in both the length (the warp) and width (the weft) of the finished fabric. A true tartan plaid has the same pattern when the … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Art

In May the Stillwater Community Arts sponsored a series of “Random Acts of Art” in our local community. They asked visual and performing artists to share ten minutes of their time to do a surprise performance in a public place. … Continue reading

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November 2012an assortment of schematics I begin a new book project by making a schematic drawing or map. A schematic drawing is a series of considerations around the central problem or idea that you are trying to develop. This model … Continue reading

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Abecedarium, a study in fabric, paper, and thread

Box with folios Abecedarium is an alphabet book composed of fabric from re-cycled men’s shirts, paper, and thread all sewn together on my Singer sewing machine. The six unbound folios of letterforms and collages are enclosed in a fabric and … Continue reading

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Back at work

Box and loose signatures Thank you to all who sent good wishes during my recuperation. I am humbled by the many kindnesses which people offered. Thank you. Not being able to work for three months has made me appreciative and … Continue reading

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Laying low

While I recuperate from my illness I will be suspending blog updates for a few months. See you soon, Nancy website: my bookdealer’s website:    

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The Calligraphic Library – books I return to time and again

The books in my library are more than acquisitions – they are my working companions.   My library is filled with poetry and literature, reference books (dictionaries and encyclopedias), and books on lettering and bookbinding.  We reread books to find information … Continue reading

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