Stitch Niche

As you may know, many a zinester and book binder alike choose to use a needle and thread to bind their work.

So, while we’re at it I can’t help but think that Jenny Hart’s embroidered card tutorial might inspire an especially exceptional cover for your latest alternative press creation!


-Bonnie Kaye


Alt Press Fest 2012 Spotlight: Book Arts Program

The Book Arts Program has been a part of the  J. Willard Marriott Library since 1995.  Students are trained in a fully equipped studio to use traditional printing techniques combined with the modern techniques of today.  Some of these techniques include photo engraving, printing and book binding.  Also, last year SLC Mayor Ralph Becker awarded the Book Arts Program with the “Service to the Arts by an Organization” award, for all of the amazing work they’re doing!

View the Book Arts Program website for more details and come see what they have in store for us during APF 2012!


Sewing Machine Zine

Long arm stapler gone missing again? Next time you want to bind your zine try this:

There are not many things I like better than the salty sweet taste of mixing alternative press with domestic kitsch-ery. So come on everybody you’re all invited to a sewing bee at my house, a zine sewing bee!

-Bonnie Kaye