Hello there! My name is Erin Fletcher. I am a bookbinder living in Boston where I own and run Herringbone Bindery, a studio where I produce one-of-a-kind to edition bindings and boxes. Flash of the Hand is an extension of my portfolio website; a space where I can contain my inspirations while sharing them with you.
You’ll find a variety of different posts:
Bookbinding is one of the oldest trades that still thrives today and as someone who is apart of this small community I want to share my passion with you. Each month I will feature a Bookbinder and their work as way of showcasing depth of craftsmanship and creativity in this trade.
Book Arts is a field that stretches our concept of the book form: narration without words, experimental layouts and compositions, exploratory use of materials, etc. Each month I will feature a Book Artist and their work as way of showcasing an expression of bookmaking on the opposite spectrum of bookbinding.
As a year long project, I hoped to peer into the daily lives of my friends and family (while sharing mine as well) over a month long cycle per collaborator. Each day a photo was sent at a random time capturing a brief moment of their day, the recipient then replied immediately with a photo capturing a moment of their day.
Each post showed a pair of photos depicting an activity engaged by myself and another individual at the same moment (with my photo on the left and my collaborator’s on the right).
Jason Fletcher (my husband) is a talented animator who digs out some of the wildest and most creative videos on the internet. As an advisor to each post, he will be bringing the entertainment.
Flash of the Hand is a corner of the net that collects artist who inspire me through their dedication to art and imagination. In these posts I will be promoting my own work, going more in-depth on my processes, techniques and inspirations.
For any trade or tradition to thrive from generation to generation, secrets and skills need to be shared and passed along. These tutorials will range from quick tidbits and tricks to completed binding projects.