A day or two in the City with a little book...

I spent the day in the City at a Bookbinding Workshop - Accordion Spine & Pamphlet Stitch today.  What a treat.  I wanted to do something that stretched my comfort zones and that was a little different for me.  I am trying to be braver in this area of taking in person classes.

It was a lovely studio and the weather made it a perfect day to be huddled in the studio making handmade art books.  Tomorrow we stitch and make our hardboard covers and spines.

 Paper Tearing

Paper Tearing

 And more tearing

And more tearing

 Paper Folding

Paper Folding

I have been collecting the most beautiful covers the last while and I can't wait to fill them with beautiful signatures... I want to get into the habit of making art books and practice my stitching skills.  When I'm not doing them regularly, I forget the sequences and I have to learn from scratch all over again.

 All ready for stitching.  The blue fabric will be on my hardboard covers.

All ready for stitching.  The blue fabric will be on my hardboard covers.

Will share more tomorrow...