A Xmas present for my wife, a big Sherlock fan from way back. Mary cautiously permitted me to rebind her taped up 2 volume set of the Complete Stories that she has had since the early '70's. She had indicated a liking for one of my recent paste papers-this one with added black ink details that gave it a certain spikeyness. That and a bit of green goatskin did the trick. She liked the result -which made two of us.
born 1951 in Edmonton AB. grew up in Windsor ON, MA from U of Windsor in Romance Linguistics, Studied bookbinding with Beatrice Stock, Seamas McClafferty and Betsy Palmer Eldridge in Toronto. Binding since age 11 when I rebound my Bantam paperback copies of all the Horatio Hornblower novels in some blue raincoat fabric that my sister had left over from a Home Ec. project. I still have them and they keep me humble. Binding professionally since 1980.