Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Estonia, originally uploaded by LoveLeaf Press.

Amazingly, I will be going to the beautiful country of Estonia, for 18 days! My roommate Terttu is from there, and some of my friends and I have the amazing opportunity to travel with her there.
I cannot wait to see this country that is so idyllic in my mind, and to photograph, photograph, photograph!

~posted by Erin

Erin Paulson

Erin Paulson, originally uploaded by LoveLeaf Press.

These are images of the book I made while at the American Academy of Bookbinding. The cover depicting air waves and arms is the beginning of Alice in Wonderland; flipping the book over reveals a chessboard cover, which is the beginning of Through the Looking Glass.
The Alice in Wonderland side is done through inlays and onlays, both in suede, while the chessboard was one inlay with a frame of brown paint.
The inside covers were done with sunken suede and suede fly leaves.

~posted by Erin

Monday, June 15, 2009

Loni Diep

Loni Diep, originally uploaded by LoveLeaf Press.

These are images of the book that Loni made at the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride. It is a Chinese/English Dictionary that she rebound and covered in red goat leather. The front cover has a leather onlay of a crane made out of dark grey goat leather that was pared very thinly and feathered.
Her endbands were beautiful and completely epic considering the book's size!
She used marbled paper that she had made herself for the inside covers.

Loni's first foray into French fine binding was a complete success!

~posted by Erin

Friday, June 12, 2009

American Academy of Bookbinding

Monique Lallier demonstrated how to do an edge to edge doublure on her beautiful book.
Loni rebound a Chinese-English dictionary of her father's, which was quite the impressive feat. It took almost an entire day just to sew the headbands!

I will also post photos of our finished books, so check back soon!

~posted by Erin

Sunset in Telluride

Sunset in Telluride, originally uploaded by LoveLeaf Press.

Amanda sent Loni and I to Telluride, Colorado for a wonderful French fine binding class at the American Academy of Bookbinding! We were there for a week learning from binding master Monique Lallier, and what a wonderful experience it was.
Telluride is not only the place to learn about French fine binding, it's also one of the most beautiful places in the country. I took this photo from atop one of the mountains our last day there.

~posted by Erin