Now taking orders for Thread Loves Paper! The idea for Thread Loves Paper came to me when I was working on My ABC Book. Being a research fanatic, I was looking at samplers cross-stitched by young American women in the 18th century. Musing about their thoughts as they patiently worked the alphabet, I thought about how fiber art has played such a big part in the lives of so many. Being involved in the making of artist books, I decided to look at the use of thread (how so ever loosely defined) and paper.

I love to look at published works about contemporary artist books, for inspiration, admiration and to collect them for my own library. And there are the marvelous how-to instructional books ad then those gorgeous coffee table varieties. Delicious! However, nowhere did I find one that talks about the uses of thread and paper in these works or why the artists chose these materials. I set out to write my own book, gathering examples from contemporary book artists.

The book was printed in autumn of 2012. It consists of large color photographs of 28 different works with accompanying text in the artists' own words. In addition, there is a bit of history about covers, bindings, embroidery and altered books.

Thread Loves Paper costs $20 per book. This includes handling and shipping by media mail in the US. CA residents please add $1.65 per book. Shipping outside the US costs $15.



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The cost per book is $20. I cover shipping and handling within the United States and the books are sent by media mail. That means they will arrive in 1-2 weeks. 

The shipping and handling fee for outside the USA is an additional $15.

I am no longer taking personal checks for Thread Loves Paper through my website. Please let me know your email address if you want more messages about book art.