turkish marbling applied


Endsheets (above) designed for a fine leather hand binding of Matheu, John Wycliffe’s 1380 translation

of the gospel into Middle English. This new edition was printed and illustrated at the Tern Press in England in 1988. My inspiration for the colors and

the pattern were the hand-drawn decorated letters created for the book at the press by Nicholas Parry.

Another of my marbled papers--used here to liven up the interior

of Glenn Kotche’s award“drum”--

University of Kentucky, 2007

Distinguished Alumni Award

Covers for a newborn’s album (above). Marbling and braids use the colors of the birthstones of both parents and child. Gold-wire bird-cages hold birthstones of each and carry, as pendants, the zodiac symbols of all three.

.  ©ann alaia woods 2008

Marbling for  cover of the

Aldus Society Tenth Anniversary keepsake