Dear Friends, Students, Faculty Members and lovers of books,

This is Deb Stevens. I am the administrative director for the American Academy of Bookbinding based out of Telluride, Colorado. This blog was started as a way for all of us, those who have studied at AAB, friends of AAB, as well as those who want to find out more about this place, can keep in touch with each other during the year. I'll be posting all kinds of photos, news and updates as regularly as possible (or newsworthy). I hope you will also share any bookbinding thoughts, questions, revelations, etc. Send me your photos and let us all know what you're up to. Keep connected!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting Monique Lallier, but the responses from her students in San Francisco indicate that I'd better roll out the red carpet when she comes to Telluride in the Fall. The best thing for me to do for this blog entry is to let an enthusiastic student (and some of Monique's photos) tell the story.

"There are masters, but Madame Lallier is a master's master, her command of her materials and her refined skills are so easily communicated that for one minute, o' so briefly, one imagines being her and bathing in her light.  But then, she says something very softly to give us a tip on how to improve a gesture or a way of doing something.  This course was a delight and the tips alone were well worth the price of admission.  Unfortunately, the week ended, too soon.  I went back to my studio with a smile and a promise to improve every day and be ready for my next week with Madame..."  - Momo

  Sabina's book with strips of magazine paper and tissue paper over cloth new oriental binding.

  Beth's book with strips of tissue paper…very interesting.

Monique Racine's book.

 Signa with her book. She made the papers in the class.


  Sabina's second book with paper she made in class.

  Ellen's book with magazine paper and leather over cloth binding.

We do not yet have photos of everyone's book but will happily post them when available!

Posted by Deb at 12:17 PM

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