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It’s turned to spring in Omaha! I’m so excited and ready for it. There was a thunderstorm smell in the air all day.

This post I have lots of images of my finished book. Looking back at these pictures makes me so glad I made these books, even though it was probably the toughest project I’ve ever taken on. It was a rewarding experience in itself.

I sat on the floor bent over my books and bound them by hand with a simple stitch, using a heavy duty thread which I first pulled through a block of wax in order for it to be strung through the paper more easily. I put up closeups and captions of each page. I hope you enjoy, it’s been a pleasure reflecting on my process and sharing my handmade book with you!



Next week I’ll be talking about my latest adventure as a design intern at Anthropologie.



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Emily Jordan

Emily Jordan studied at Omaha Theater Ballet under Robin Welch, Rachel Vickery, and Deborah Carr. Her favorite roles were a fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Snow Beauty in The Nutcracker, and the Coppelia doll in Coppelia: The Girl With Enamel Eyes. She was also a member of Omaha Theater Ballet’s Junior and Senior Companies and performed at multiple venues around the city. After graduating from Westside High School in 2007 she attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she joined The Moving Company.

At school she continued her dance training in ballet and developed a love for modern technique under Mary Waugh-Taylor. She is currently working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts with an emphasis in painting at UNO.

With The Moving Company she has had the privilege of performing Rainbow Round My Shoulder by Donald McCayle, choreography inspired by the Parsons Dance Company adapted by Jeff Curtis, original choreography by Mary Waugh-Taylor, and choreography by her peers. In 2009 she set her own piece on the company, Falling Leaves, to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.

Through residencies and workshops with The Moving Company she has worked closely with dancers from The Diavolo Project, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Pilobolus. In the summer of 2010 she studied under Patricia Barker, Gina Illingworth, and Maya Taylor.