Yesterday evening I sat in on a short workshop by the lovely Jane Nicholas. She was teaching a 2 signature, W-spine pamphlet with a stitched binding. Quite a challenge in an hour. It was obvious that she had worked really hard in advance to do the groundwork - cutting all the leaves and covers ready and preparing detailed stage by stage instructions. Everyone left very happy, and though I have made similar books, I learned a couple of awesome tricks to overcome the trickiest parts of the bookmaking process. Thanks Jane.
|Bookmaking with Jane Nicholas|
For the current workshop we have been taking inspiration from gilded Japanese kimonos (nuihaku) with romantic symbols stitched all over them as in my project for the 'Stitch, Fbre, Metal and Mixed Media' book.
Here is the starting point:
|Golden Romance project by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden|
Now I have a short break and have the luxury of doing some sightseeing, and the clouds have gone away, so I am looking forward to doing something different.