I was very sorry to miss the opening night of the Guild's exhibition. It must have been amazing with 50 people attending. The exhibition is being held on the mezzanine level of the Civic Library until Saturday 17th of September. I haven't had a chance to get the exhibition yet so I am grateful to Vicki who was kind enough to send me a photo of the 'earthy' case in the exhibition which features my leaf print split board binding book.
This workshop was run by Rosemarie Jeffers-Palmer who introduced us to Split Board Binding. At this stage of my bookbinding career I don't have the words to describe the binding accurately. The nearest I can come is that book cloth is wrapped around board and then adhered to the case binding.
Rosemarie encouraged decoration of the covers with many people doing beautiful embroidery. The only embroidery I am able to do with any proficiency is cross stitch which wasn't suitable. Instead I sewed eco printed leaves onto the cover.
The outer board was sanded to achieve a rounded cushion look which was very effective.
Another great workshop with an almost finished book. Still have to put in the endpapers!
Below is a selection of books made at the workshop. Mine is the one with the leaves.