Maker Talk with Erin Fletcher BB ’12

May 19, 2020


Bookbinding, Alumni

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, NBSS hosted an online conversation with bookbinder and NBSS alumna Erin Fletcher BB ’12, discussing her process for creating a unique, embroidered design binding of the recreated La prose du Transsibérien, on view at the School during the Drop Dead Gorgeous traveling exhibition.

Watch a recording of the full event above, including a Q&A segment with Erin, and a pre-recorded talk from fellow exhibitor Sue Doggett in London.

Using her binding of the unusual format of La Prose and other past work as a guide, Erin discussed her process for design, exploration, and execution of her design binding, from inspiration in the text to how she approached the embroidery. The event was hosted by Kristen Odle, Retail & Exhibit Manager at NBSS. We also heard a pre-recorded talk from exhibitor and bookbinder Sue Doggett in London, England, exploring how she approaches the design and construction of a binding, and how La Prose presented a challenge both technically and creatively.

Bookbinding Program