Embroidered Bound Books by Jill Tarlau

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From today’s SF Gate comes an article about Jill Tarlau of San Francisco who studied bookbinding in Paris, and has made 200 books in 21 years.

From the article:

Her signature is her exquisitely detailed embroidery, which she incorporates into the design of each uniquely sized, leather-bound book cover. She considers embroidered bookbindings to be her special contribution to the long history of the art of book making.

“I like making things with my hands,” she said, sitting in the sunny gallery of Arion Press in the Presidio, where a show of her books — “Jill Oriane Tarlau: Embroidered Bindings,” sponsored by the nonprofit Grabhorn Institute and the Book Club of California — is on view through April 13.

Read the SF Gate article, “Bound for beauty — great literature and great art meet in one artist’s books” and see more photos of her work here. – Link.