Gates

Elizabeth Gates

I have been binding books and decorating paper - paste papers, marbled papers and eco-printed papers - for almost 20 years. I am always looking for ways to combine my interests in book structure with my papers.

Crossed Binding

As an avid gardener, starting to experiment with eco-printing has allowed me to combine two things I love. As a young girl I learned embroidery. This piece combines all three things. In the past I have experimented with embroidery on paper and in this binding the stitches are both decorative and structural.

8” x 6” x .5”
Paper binding. Saint Armand, Arturo and eco-printed watercolor paper, linen thread.