Book Arts

Using techniques of early book-binders, Iris makes one-of-a-kind blank books ideal for writing, sketching, photos, or guest comments. She covers book board with fine art papers from around the world or papers she paints by hand. The acid-free paper inside the books is bound by hand to the covers with durable, waxed linen thread. Iris usually uses a Coptic, or chain, stitch which allows the book to lie flat. The stitching is not covered, so Iris uses threads in a variety of colors and sometimes incorporates beads.


The books come in three basic sizes – 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and 9” x 12” – although custom sizes, styles, and papers are available.