What a great online bookbinding course from Cassandra Barron! The covers for this book are eco-prints thanks to Elisabeth Culshaw. The book has a leather spine and removable/replaceable signatures. The inside front cover has a pocket and pen holder. The back inside cover has a inbuilt envelope.
This workshop commenced in late January. It was a three day workshop conducted by the brilliant Massimo Polello. I have still not completely finished the book which was started way back in January.
As the title of the blog indicates the only colour used in the whole workshop was the colour blue. Firstly we dyed several of our pages with textile dye in graduations. The subsequent days consisted of ideas and techniques, demonstrated by Massimo, that we could use to fill the pages. Massimo has a beautiful sense of large sweeping calligraphic marks combined with tiny exquisite letters. I really wanted my pages to be individual and went with nearly filling up all the available space. Massimo also suggested that we make the book before we fill the pages with calligraphy. I did this initially and then undid the book, added the calligraphic marks and resewed the book. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire workshop.
To make my pages I used calligraphy, mark making, etchings, prints, marbling, collographs, origami, and collage.
I tried to make each page a mini work of art, and as a consequence it is now three months later and is not yet completed.
Some tiny drawings to go with the tiny books. The coin is a dollar coin to indicate the size of the drawings.
Tiny little books created in a workshop run by Gyounghee Lee. These are very tiny star shaped books. The covers are 4cm squared. The workshop was lots of fun. I still have to make the Turkish fold books.
I attended (online) a wonderful workshop presented by Massimo Polello. It was called Break the Pattern. We made books from our patterns. My first book is very traditional.
The second book is trying to break the pattern. I made the covers longer by accident but I think that I like it.
Celebration Community are the lovely people in Queanbeyan supporting my son. This is for them. It is a long time since I have done any gilding but it worked out just fine. The letter C is based on Folio 29 of the Grey FitzPayn Hours. The FitzPayn Hours is an illuminated book of hours produced in the English Midlands around 1300 to 1308.
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