Since 1971, I studied with Leonard Katz, silversmith/jeweler; Bette Yozell, stained glass artist; Shirley Willett, fashion designer, various shoe and sandal makers, a Japanese sumi-e painter, a Swiss doll maker, ceramic and clothing and textile professors at FTU, weavers at the Boston Weaver’s Guild and Malcolm Summers, bookbinder.  For over 18 years I worked for Dover Saddlery making custom riding chaps and doing repairs, showed extensively in the New England area, been past member of the Clever Hand (Sudbury), Craftworks (Northboro), Weston Arts and Crafts Association and Milford Art Association. The Leathercrafter’s Journal published a handful of my leather articles and  I have received past awards for my leatherwork, weaving, jewelry and sumi-e painting.  Self taught in papermaking and marbling, I concentrate in bookbinding, marbling and card making.
My husband and I own and operate Old Working Books & Bindery Est. 1994
Our stock of used, rare and scarce books & ephemera in over 90 categories is available online at
We are members SNEAB, Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers
October TBA 2020  Northampton, MA (10-4),  Pioneer Valley Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair at Old Working Books & Bindery Booth
Custom Guestbooks with Foil Hot Stamping
Marbled invitations and thank you notes, place cards, & signs
                                                                                      For the ultimate guestbook for your wedding, I suggest  J. Hewit Chieftain                                                                                             Goatskin with Magnani Velata paper and a hand dyed silk marking ribbon.  
                                                                                Chieftain goat is the finest leather in the world and is  available in navy, hunter                              green, red, multiple browns and custom dyed colors. 
Cloth and paper covers are available in unlimited choices of colors and patterns.  
Foil stamping is available Gilt, Silver, Black, White and other colors
with a variety of choices of Victorian pattern tools.


Local Stores

West Brookfield Art & Frame, 10 East Main carries my blank marbled and leather notebooks and individual notecards and sets.  You may also drop off restoration work for books and paper.

Iomai Integrated Therapies, 1D East Main carries a selection of blank one of a kind notecards from book illustrations and my marbling.