Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hand Bordering Demo at National Stationery Show

There are some things I encounter in my job that I never get tired of: rotary boilers, paper machines, sheeters, bales of cotton and flax. But then there are the artisans - borderers, gilders, engravers - with skills honed from one generation to the next, from father to son and from mother to daughter. The personal pride,  attention to detail, and respect for traditional New England craftsmanship are the signatures placed upon every piece of stationery they touch.

Those of you attending the National Stationery Show in New York City in May will have the opportunity to see Crane craftsmanship first-hand.

Two Crane borderers - Deb Larkin and Sally Rice - will make a rare public appearance to demonstrate their craft in the Crane booth. Stop by Sunday and Monday, May 16 and 17, from 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., and on Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m.

I wish I could sell tickets. I'd be able to retire.......


Elizabeth Howard said...

Really looking forward to seeing this Peter! Thanks for bringing it to the show.

John said...

Would be nice to see in person, seeing that my stationery is hand borderd.

P.S Happy Birthday to me! ;)

Caroline Kennedy said...

Can't wait to see this. I love this kind of demo! When I was in Italy last October on a media tour of craf tworkshops in the Le Marche region, I had the pleasure of watching a paper artisan hand create watermarked paper. It was fascinating. His skill was awesome.