Thursday, 13 July 2017
July "Handmade books"
Our July treat was to make handmade books under the tuition of Elise and Roberta
Book one:- made from a piece of A4 paper
This lovely little example belongs to Elise. The front and back are decorated and enhanced with a button by using strong glue. A lining paper holds the tiny narrow ribbon which was recycled from a dress
Roberta's lovely example of the Lotus Fold
We continued with making little sketch books and a book with pockets - who doesn't love a book with storage pockets?
Fabric books:- a concertina book made from cotton fabric painted with a PVA and water mixture
2 little lotus books on top of another - "Chinese Thread Books" are a development of this idea, used for keeping needles and pins safely tucked away
Margaret busy having caught the bookmaking bug!
Elise also brought along her examples of the last challenge "chenille work"
Our thanks to Elise and Roberta for giving us such an enjoyable experience today. We have all made little books over the years but it is so refreshing to revisit and learn new skills. A lovely day with lovely enthusiastic friends where we celebrated Alma and Di's birthdays and we welcomed back Debbie.