Monday, November 30, 2015

"Papermaking as Personal Expression" Workshop with Drew Matott

Small Craft Advisory Press hosted a Southeast Guild of Bookworkers papermaking workshop with Drew Matott (of Peace Papers) over the weekend of November 7​th​ & 8th. The workshop drew in participants from Tallahassee, and even a few from​ the​ Panama City area, to make paper during this two-day workshop.

The premise of the workshop was "papermaking as personal expression." Drew invited each participant to bring in articles of clothing or other significant fabric to be pulped in the Hollander beaters. The beats started out with the bicycle-powered beater, but then switched over to an electrical motor for the remainder of the workshop.

All of the participants shared their pulp, so that everyone could make a colorful array of paper and experiment with traditional sheet pulling, layering pulps onto moulds by hand, and pulp painting.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Papermaking Workshop in Tallahassee, FL

The Southeast Guild of BookWorkers is pleased to offer the following workshop:

Register online at

Contact AB Gorham at for additional information

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Artist Talk by Sarah McDermott at Small Craft Advisory Press, November 1st

Artist Lecture by Sarah McDermott
November 1, 2014 at 8pm
Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University in Tallahassee
Free and open to the public, this lecture will be in conjunction with Sarah's workshop and the closing reception of, "Quarto: Four Years of Artists' Books by Resident Artists at the Small Craft Advisory Press"

Sarah McDermott is a book artist and printer who teaches at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC. Her work is held in multiple public and private collections including Yale University Arts Library and Brown University Artists' Book Collection.
 Her talk with center on her recent artists book titled, "Channel and Flow", which was produced during her residency at Women's Studio Workshop earlier this year.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Workshop with Sarah McDermott in Tallahassee, FL, Nov 1-2

The Southeast Guild of Book Workers is pleased to offer the following workshop:

Small Structures, Printed Layers 
taught by Sarah McDermott at FAR's Small Craft Advisory Press at Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
November 1-2, 2014
Cost:  $165 for students and Southeast Guild of Book Workers members, $185 for general

Workshop description: In this combined bookbinding and letterpress printing workshop, participants will exercise both their spontaneous and structured sides. On the first day, we will embrace improvisation on the press as we experiment with various methods of creating layered imagery- using pressure printing, monoprint techniques, and the printshop's collection of large wood type. 

On the second day, image and structure will combine in unanticipated ways as we integrate these printed sheets into several small book structures, paying attention to precision as we learn variations on the pamphlet, folded single sheet, and long stitch bindings. 

Throughout the workshop, we will take note of materials- investigating papers appropriate for both printing and folding. 

No experience is necessary, but some bookbinding or craft experience would be helpful.
How to sign up:  Email Allison Milham at no later than the October 17th deadline. The class fee (including supplies) is $165 for students and Guild of Book Workers members, $185 for general registration. Payment must be made in advance. Space is limited to 10 students. Class time: 9-4 pm both days. 

For any additional questions, contact

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Call for Nominations

The 2014 election of officers for the Southeast Chapter Committee of the Guild of Book Workers (SEGBW) will be held in July.

Nominations are currently being accepted for the following positions:


Our current Chapter Chair and Treasurer will both be retiring from the Southeast Chapter Committee in July.

Please submit nominations as soon as possible and NO LATER THAN JUNE 20 to:

Southeast Chapter Committee
Guild of Book Workers

You do NOT need to contact the person you are nominating, a member of the SEGBW Chapter Committee will make contact.

You are also encouraged to nominate yourself for any of these positions.

You may also suggest yourself or others to serve as members of our recently formed Events Subcommittee and/or Communications Subcommittee. Subcommittee memberships are voluntary and non-elected, providing a way for SEGBW members to familiarize themselves with Chapter Committee business and consider future participation as elected committee members.

Job descriptions for all elected committee positions follow this message.

Thank you for your part in ensuring the future of the Guild of Book Workers.


Southeast Chapter Committee
Guild of Book Workers
Responsible for the smooth and effective running of the chapter
Coordinates the other officers
Communicates with the chapter membership
Represents the chapter at the meetings of the GBW Board of Directors
Quarterly conference call meetings
Standards Conference
Board of Directors annual meeting
Chapter Chairs annual meeting

Receives and handles all mail
Takes minutes of meetings
Writes (or assigns) report of events
Keeps chapter membership lists (names, phone, e-mail)

Creates annual chapter budget with Chair
Oversees all financial activities (events, etc.)
Records all financial transactions
Collects, approves, and forwards all bills for payment

Maintains website and manages social media
Sends announcements to SEGBW members, GBW and other relevant listservs
Manages e-mail account

EVENTS COORDINATOR (with Subcommittee)
Plans meetings and programs
Convenes workshops
Organizes exhibitions
Provides refreshments