|Artist / Creator||Mare Blocker|
|Press Name||MKimberly Press|
|Place of Publication||McCall, Idaho|
|Process / Technique||Repurposed printed papers from the recycle bin, overprinted with linoleum and letterpress.|
|Number of Images||30|
|Image Process||Printed papers are then overprinted, and stitched|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion, come and go binding|
|Medium / Materials||Paper, silk and cotton thread|
|Paper Stock||Assorted repurposed archival papers|
|Typography||Lead type and ornaments|
|Number of Pages||30|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4 x 2 x 1.75 inches closed, 20 x 12 x .125 inches opened|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
The simplest stitch in the embroidery vocabulary is the running stitch. This is the base of Kantha, a stitching style which historically joins old, repurposed sari fabrics to make quilts. Many of the Kantha cloths tell stories with their composite stitches. I have been using Kantha as a non-adhesive joining stitch for come-and-go bindings. The papers were harvested from a recycle bin at a college, and overprinted with linoleum and lead ornaments.
Artist BioMare Blocker has been making limited edition and unique books since 1979 and established the MKimberly Press in 1984. Her work can be found in over 80 public collections and museums including the Museum of Women in the Arts, The Victoria and Albert, The University of Washington Special Collections and The Library of Congress.