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Nancy Langford


Etsy shop Losing Her Marbles

Studio Tour page

Marbling Demonstration

Hand-crafted blank books and journals. Hand-marbled papers.

Books galore

Always on Parade

Paper marbled by Nancy

Marbled note cards

A frontispiece from the 19th century

Wonderful Italian paper


August 6 & 7, 2011 Studio Tour Participant

Books are many things to many people.  They can be sources of amusement, holders of the past, treasuries of ideas.  I make books for enjoyment. I love working with a variety of papers and materials to create something that will speak to the user and invite them to write their hopes, fears, dreams and aspirations.

Every book I make is unique.  I never combine the same papers, cloth or make books the same size.  Each choice I make is dictated by my mood, the time of year or something quite trivial, such as a song I've heard.

It has only been in the past few years that I have begun marbling paper for my books.  I enjoy this art and have extended my range to using all types of papers including vintage papers from disbound and distressed books and magazines.  I also play with flyers, brochures, maps and other found papers. Re-use and recycle!

For the 2011 YCAC Studio Tour I will be demonstrating marbling and book binding.  I will also have watercolor paintings by the late Jane L. Terry on display and for sale.

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