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  1. Book Artist of the Month: Jody Alexander

    August 19, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    Jody Alexander found inspiration in Truman Capote’s character Miss Sook Faulk, who is directly based off of his cousin Nanny Rumbley Faulk, whom he called ‘Sook’. Miss Sook’s Dropsy Cure Drawer Remained Unbeknownst to Most is a ‘boxed book’ piece created from 2006 to 2009. 

    A found wooden sewing machine base is perfectly stuffed with handbound exposed spine books in addition to other found objects. The smaller compartment houses a single hand-sewn book made from handmade kozo/gampi paper; pack sewing over cords. The cords continue onto the covers, creating a raised mirrored design.

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  2. Book Artist of the Month: Jody Alexander

    August 12, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    The Pharmacist’s Daughter is a ‘boxed book’ piece by Jody Alexander created in 2005 based on the character of the same name. The Pharmacist’s daughter used thread and stitching to heal, mimicking the actions of her father. The viewer is asked to fill in the rest of the story. Housed within the wooden box are glass bottles filled with various colored threads. The book is pack-sewn over cords; the cords have been used to create the raised design on both covers. The book is bound with gampi/kozo paper.


  3. Book Artist of the Month: Jody Alexander

    August 5, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    If She Thought It Would Help, Zelda Would Use Her Antediluvian Curse Cache to Attain Her Revenge is the title for a ‘boxed book’ project that Jody Alexander created in 2004. The wooden box is packed with books on the left and found objects in compartments on the right. The exposed spines of the books display a variety of sewing structures including packed sewing over split thongs, Coptic, longstitch, ticketed, French stitch and sewing over cords. 

    Jody expresses that the title says enough for the viewer to fill in the rest in regards to the concept of the piece. So please, make your own conclusions. 


  • My name is Erin Fletcher, owner and bookbinder of Herringbone Bindery in Boston. Flash of the Hand is a space where I share my process and inspirations.
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