Sunday, March 13, 2011

Book class, pumpkin and papyrus

Examples from the first day of my book class that is ongoing in Ringwood.
Two examples of daifuku cho using Korean hanji from Wonju and decorative paper from Zart Art. These will be sent to Wonju for the paper festival in September.

Below is a toji binding from the same class.

The second week we made hardcover concertinas, one with coloured pages and one with pockets and white pages.

I thought I would also share with you the amazing self sown pumpkin that has taken over our lemon tree, and half the lawn and a couple of olive trees. There are now about five enormous pumpkins growing bigger all the time. Lots of pumpkin soup coming up methinks.
Our Yabbers group have also been making some papyrus and papyrus paper, we plan to make books using the papyrus paper and the various activities through the year. I am currently soaking and rolling some of my papyrus and some much thicker pieces that Beverly got from a garden in Healesville. I am trialling adding lemon juice to the water to keep the papyrus pale.


Carol said...

The books are lovely, and a nice variety. Your pumpkin is a winner, for some reason we haven't any growing yet. Well, as we haven't had any rain for 3 months we're a bit wary of what we plant, but a runaway pumpkin would be good.

Papergail said...

Thanks Carol,
The pumpkin certainly surprised us and of course we have plenty of rain this year.

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Those book looks lovely dear!