Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Booknerd Handspun Giveaway!
If you haven't visited Bookworm's Etsy shop, I think you're in for a treat! I had this whole idea planned out to tell you how cool it was that Allison is a Librarian, but then I happened to read her profile page and thought I would just share that with you. It's much better written than what I would have come up with!
Book Nerd's Handmade is the sum arts & crafts output of a professional librarian and book historian.
The shop is full of geekery, but also purpose driven: wanting to know more about the history of book production and textile design, Librarian Allison endeavors to just do it herself – and learn from experience.
Spinning yarn, making paper from rags, binding journals, printing broadsides... these activities help to inform an understanding of the challenges and techniques involved in historical methods, as well as an appreciation for the universal principles of design.
The end result is a set of finished objects and supplies created with a retrospective outlook on contemporary art.
We're giving away these TWO spindle spun skeins!! Just visit Booknerd, find something you love, and write about it in the comments section below. Remember to retweet/facebook for extra entries!