Monday, March 21, 2011

Third class and more papyrus

We had the third class last Saturday and made exposed stitch leather bindings using offcuts from Reverse Art and I used more of Te Willan's buttons. Below you can see the models I made both before and during the class. I even went home after class and added a piece of leather to the book I made last week, I think it looks heaps better now.
Oh and I've had my first two sales on etsy both within about a week of each other.

The papyrus has now been soaking for nearly two weeks and it is mostly ready for the next stage which is laying out the pieces so that they just overlap then laying another lot on top running in the other direction and pressing between cloths. I will now have to change the cloths regularly until the papyrus is dry.

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.