Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A few new books

I made the first two books as models for my bookbinding workshop that was held in Colac on the 13th July. This one is portrait and a mix of Coptic and Celtic binding, the covering paper is some that I made and dyed in a workshop with Amanda Degener when she came to Australia a couple of years back, this one is dip dyed in indigo.

This one is landscape and is a straight two needle Coptic. The cover paper is Belgian flax, dip dyed in indigo and walnut, also made in the class with Amanda. 

This is the one I made in class as a demonstration model. I had materials for 8 people(including myself) but 11 arrived so we had to share the materials and I realised pretty soon that two books was too much to aim for so my demonstration model covered both stitches. The cover of this one is some scraper paper I made a while ago with acrylic paint on cartridge.

And the class showing off their finished books at the end of the class!