Thursday, October 14, 2010

Other Adventures

The last few weeks have been spent traveling. We've been from Ithaca - DC - NY - Boston - NY - Savannah, GA - Statesboro, GA - Atlanta - New Orleans - DC. Phew!

The beautiful location of Alicia and Jonah's wedding in Ithaca.

Camping in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The whole town smells like Chocolate. Not.

The H Street Festival. The Heaven and Hell Car.

I'm guessing the theme of this car was 'Hands'

I could be wrong...

Times Square. It was exhausting to look at.

I had the good fortune to be able to stay one night at Beatrice's amazing apartment. This was the view.

She had some amazing paper cuts all over her walls.

This one was tiny. It had been cut with scissors!

This one had been cut by one her friends in Japan.


Sigh...And so the southern leg of my journey begins.

The trees in Savannah are beautiful. They all have this amazing moss flowing down from their branches, like hair.
Gives them an eerie quality.

The squares are beautiful too and full of massive old Oaks.

The sunset at a beach was a dream...

A shadowmark by Dard Hunter at the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum at Atlanta.
A well-maintained and extensive collection.

The paper curtain caught my eye.


The huge trees in the Big Easy.

Not too many pickpockets, or loose woman for that matter.

But alcohol, lots of alcohol.

And policemen on horses.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Old Journal

I finally found the time to take pictures of some of the pages from my old journal before it went to pieces...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Workshops for children

Planning a week of workshops for children this summer. Spread the word!

Timings : 2pm - 5pm
Cost : Rs. 500 per day
Venue : C-18 Chirag Enclave, New Delhi - 110048

monday, 17th - recycled papermaking

tuesday, 18th - simple book-binding

wednesday, 19th - tie & dye

thursday, 20th - clay work

friday, 21st - papier mache

saturday, 22nd - making pop-up cards


monday, 24th - recycled papermaking

tuesday, 25th - simple book-binding

wednesday, 26th - tie & dye

thursday, 27th - making puppets

friday, 28th - mixed media art class

saturday, 29th - jewelery making

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Summer Workshops!

Finally, the summer workshops have started! Its going to be a
fun and craft-filled May & June
Timings : 10 am - 1pm
Venue : C-18 Chirag Enclave, New Delhi, 110048
Contact : Radha at 99-99-00-5343
Cost of materials included

Creative Book-binding II : Exposed Sewings
Date : 8th and 9th May
Cost : Rs. 1250 per day

Creative Book-binding : for children
Date : 15th and 16th May
Cost : Rs. 1250 per day
Traditional Paper-making and book-binding : 2-day intensive workshop
Date : 22nd and 23rd May
Cost : Rs. 15o0 per day

Bookbinding Etsy Street Team

An article was written about me recently by the creative team and authors of the Bookbinding Etsy Street Team!
Every day of the week, pretty much, there is an interesting article that is posted, and once a week, an interview of one of the members. Last week, I was lucky enough to be the privileged one.
You can read the interview here -

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Book-binding 101 at Srishti

I had one week each with each batch of Visual Communication Design. During this week, we covered the basics of binding - ranging from an introduction to the tools, how to use tools, presentations on the structural evolution of the book, the definition of a book; to simple bindings - 3-hole, 5-hole and moving on to accordions, case bindings, stab bindings and simple one signature exposed sewings
On the last day, students had time to work on their personal projects. It could be anything, as long as it had the ability to contain information, fell into a structure, and utilized the basics that were taught on the first two days. Some even made edible books which turned out great and were fun to make!

The junior VC batch. A mostly enthusiastic batch of 20

A blue workspace

Measuring out paper for the cover of the Stab bound album

Drilling through the entire book

A case-bound in progress

Edible book #1 made with rotis, a breadstick, and mint stalks

Edible book #1 open

Edible book #2 made with bread, power boiled maggi, gems, jam, chocolate....ahem

Varun & Mimansa eating their creation

Edible book #3 made with alot of unknown ingredients - there is definitely caramel, cinnamon, flax seeds and chocolate though

oh, and power boiled noodles

anda type of tortilla...?

Paru and Diya eating their book

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Workshop at Trapeze

I was in Bangalore recently, teaching at Srishti School of Art, Design and Techonology.
I had one day off in the middle of the week, and that's the day I took a workshop at Trapeze. A design studio in Koramangala.

Colourful workstations!

Demo-ing the glueing

Cutting covers

Happy Sybil with her books!