|Gary Frost, from the conservation department at the U, tries to talk Peter into a questionable repair of the wagon.|
|Always a pleasure to share our work, here with MFA students of the book arts in the University of Iowa paper making class.|
|Donna knitting beside the Iowa River, flowing by the University|
Illinios:In Champaign Urbana we visited the University of Illinois and among other things saw an amazing book by a little known jeweler named Ernest Rinzi. It is written in code that has not yet been deciphered. The illustrations were composed by arranging his handwriting to create the image.
|You can read more about it on the University Tumbler page:|
|Here is Donna showing the book, "Sometimes I Pretend" at the CBAS gathering.|
|Beautiful letterpress books printed by Larkspur Press|
We have been visiting libraries across the country, but near Berea we found a very different kind of library:
|McHargue's Mill in London, KY|
|The library of mill stones|
North Carolina:"I Sing Behind the Plow." That is the motto of the John C Campbell Folk School. We enjoy our work! And this week we have toiled away, learning the craft of cordwaining (that is the archaic description of a shoe maker). The instructors this week were Peggy and Chuck Patrick, of Old Time Way, and we recommend taking a class from them if you can!
|Donna on the left, Peter's boots on the right.|
|Amanda, Donna, Sarah, Rhonda and Kristen in their new handmade shoes!|
Folk School campsite