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Best of 2017

December 31, 2017 by Erin Fletcher

As 2017 comes to an end, I want to reflect on a few of Herringbone Bindery’s success. I’m particularly proud to have another binding sell to a private collector and have my work shown in three exhibitions (one domestic and two international shows). I’ve continue to work with some really wonderful clients this year, including artist Laura Davidson and 21st Editions. Next year, I look forward to more of these collaborations, creating work for upcoming exhibitions and traveling more to teach.

Here are a list of my favorite posts from 2017:

1. My Time at Penland
I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to spend a week at Penland School of Crafts. My week spent at this retreat gave me the chance to unwind and focus my creative energy on fiber arts. Exploring further options with embroidery.
2. My Hand // Feed Sacks
This was one of a few personal binding projects I was able to work on this year. I mainly played around with embroidery through tissue on this binding.
3. Artist: Leigh Suggs
I got the chance to see her work in person at the gallery at Penland.

4. Catching up with Lori Sauer
Check out this updated interview with binder Lori Sauer. Over the course of one month, I’ve highlighted five of her most recent bindings. Lori and I discuss her design concepts and her choices for structure and materials.
5. Studying in London with Mark and Tracey
Although this trip occurred in 2016, my post wasn’t live until early in the year. It’s a great review of the techniques that I learned from these drastically different, yet utterly talented binders.
6. Swell Things No. 39 // Zürich Edition
My trip to Zürich was surprisingly filled with amazing art, decorative papers and beautifully crafted tools.
7. Catching up with Hannah Brown
In the first of my updated interview series, I reached out to Hannah Brown. She has created a wide range of work since our last interview, but I chose to focus on just five of her most recent bindings that I absolutely adore.



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