instructor: Jean Buescher Bartlett
Exquisite and rugged flax Cave Paper will be the primary medium for this unique non-adhesive book structure. The multiple signature text block with colored endsheets will be sewn on double tapes that will then be woven into the book’s front and back covers. The exposed sewing is highlighted through windows cut along the spine and into the cover paper.
Jean Buescher Bartlett is the founder and owner of Bloodroot Press, an Ann Arbor-based studio and bindery. For the past 30 years Jean has published and produced a range of limited edition, letterpress printed, illustrated books, including The Day the World Began by Fay Weldon, Porch Swing by Alison Swan, and An Alphabet Book that contains 26 original gouache paintings. She hand bound the 175 copy deluxe edition of Zingerman's Guide to Better Bacon: Stories of Pork Bellies, Hush Puppies, Rock 'n' Roll Music and Bacon Fat Mayonnaise by Ari Weinzweig.