Welcome to Herringbone Bindery, independently run by bookbinder Erin Fletcher. Erin was traditionally trained in historical and contemporary binding techniques from the North Bennet Street School. Herringbone Bindery offers a wide range of bookbinding services, all hand-crafted using quality materials and guided by traditional craftsmanship.
April 19, 2013
New Shop on Etsy
I’m so proud and excited to announce the opening of my shop on Etsy
! In my practice I get to work on a lot of interesting projects under the guide of my clients. The items on Etsy sprang into life during the brief moments between client work, giving way to personal, limitless flashes of expression.
Two new interviews have been posted on my blog.
Bookbinder of the Month: Derek Hood
- The fine bindings of Derek Hood are impressively complex and quite inspiring. He shared with me his artistic influences and how he developed as a bookbinder.
Book Artist of the Month: Laura Davidson
- My interview with Laura Davidson expanded into a visit to her studio where I was invited to view and handle her work. Laura also shared with me fragments of her current work as well as her techniques and tools.
March 24, 2013
Panel Discussion at College Art Association Conference
On February 14th, I participated in a panel discussion held by the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design
at the College Art Association Conference in New York City. During the panel, two artists and myself were invited to talk about our apprenticeship experience with Ethan Lasser (curator at the Harvard Art Museum) and Mark Shapiro.
During the discussion I talked about my training experience at North Bennet Street School as a hybrid between structured education and an apprenticeship. Alex Matisse, a ceramicist working in Asheville, NC shared his more traditional apprenticeship experience over 3 years with two ceramicists. Lastly, Kenneth Sager, an interdisciplinary artist working in Wisconsin, shared his apprenticeship training with Kohler.
The panel set out to discuss the importance of apprentice-like training and how that structure can evolve and continue in today’s society.
January 28, 2013
Newly added workshops
Interested in learning traditional bookbinding or know someone who might? Check out my upcoming workshops
held at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA. Courses offer intensive demonstrations and discussions on fundamental techniques in addition to hands-on experience with customary bindery equipment, tools and materials.
Updated exhibitions page
At the end of 2012, I had a total of 10 bindings on exhibit. Check out my exhibitions
page for details on awards and links to catalog information. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
is currently on exhibit and will continue to travel into 2014. Check out the schedule to see if it’s coming to a space near you.
Buy Some Damn Art exhibition & interview
In October 2012, I participated in an online exhibition for Buy Some Damn Art, an space that offers original affordable art. For the exhibition I bound 6 different Roald Dahl titles including Fantastic Mr. Fox and The BFG. Check out the interview
posted along with the exhibition.