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don’t call it a hobby.
October 27, 2015, 10:30 am
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Someone asked me how my bookbinding was ‘coming along’ and I replied that I consider it a colossal failure but I am reasonably all right about it and he said so it’s going to be a ‘hobby’ and I was immediately defensive and clear that my what ever I consider my relationship with bookmaking I rate it more life enhancing than hobby.

A new craft shop has opened at the top of my street and I dared myself to walk in and talk about my books and prints and pointed out perhaps to excitedly that I was indeed a very local maker and my stuff is really good and as I was touching a piece of embroidered felt book marker I realised that I wanted the ground to open me up and swallow me.

The bookbinding is just fine and I suck at promotion and I am fine about that as well.

I have at least one workshop coming up in December and I think I shall go and do some work on my handout.


I currently do have a bookbinding commission.

I am going to investigate bookbinding structures that I believe ‘work’ but can be made for very little money and I can give them away.

It’s not a hobby.


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