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Work by Participants in my Online Classes

 I'm now entering my sixth month of teaching online classes from home. It's all been an enjoyable experience so far, with the exception of the reason for why we're all doing this, of course. And sometimes the participants in my classes send me photos, such as this great one of Tula the cat giving her owner the "why aren't you petting/feeding me?" look over the top of the laptop:


Then here are the books created by someone in my Beginning Bookbinding class:

And more by another person:


Clockwise, from the bottom right: a 5-hole Japanese stab binding: a 9-hole Japanese stab binding; a mini-accordion fold book; a soft cover pamphlet stitch; and a hardcover book with a chain link stitch binding on the spine.

As I've said in earlier posts, everyone is patient with the circumstances of this kind of teaching, both with the technology, and with each other (because everyone works at a slightly different pace). I also get the sense that I will continue to do online teaching even when the pandemic subsides, and in-person classes start again. Mainly because the online class extends the geographic reach: I've had people taking part from all parts of the USA, as opposed to just Chicago when I teach in-person.

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  1. The pandemic has forced many of us out of our comfort zone and into trying practices we are sometimes surprised to find suit us. Thank you for sharing your students' beautiful work. You inspire me!

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