Monday, March 3, 2014

Beautiful Silks workshop with Velma Bolyard

I recently did a three day workshop with Velma Bolyard at Beautiful Silks in Fitzroy and have finally put together a book of some of the papers we decorated during the class ( I plan to make a second book but that is very much just a plan) The first few pictures are of this second book that will consist of indigo dyed papers and some plant dyed papers in the blue range (I will probably also slip in some cyanotypes and blue jeans paper)

Indigo, sumi ink and rust on hanji

Indigo on hanji and fabric

Indigo on Fijian tapa and in background, case paper from Iowa

Found on the way to class, an owl's feather and palm 'stuff'

Cyanotype on light fabric sewn to paper and dyed with eucalyptus, rust and other plant material

Papers dyed with rust, eucalyptus, blueberries and other plant material

The sections ready for sewing

The cover ready Iowa case paper and tapa dyed with eucalyptus, rust and other plant material.

Several of the spreads from the book



A fold out map sewn into the book

More spreads







My little piece of shifu. Thread made from daphne paper made japanese style. 

First spread with the shifu hiding in the pocket.




The book completed, a stationers binding, sections sewn over tapes and attached to the cover with tackets, leather thong to hold all together.






6 comments:

ronnie said...

gorgeous xxx

Velma Bolyard said...

oh, nicely done gail. you were a treat to have in my class! i can't wait to see the next book, too.

Helen M said...

Beautiful pages Gail, I'm sure they're even more beautiful in real life.

papergail said...

Thank you Ronnie, Velma and Helen.
It was a good class, extending ideas but it will probably be some time before I get time to do the second book!

ArtPropelled said...

Oh what a beautiful book! I followed the trail from Velma's blog. So glad I did.

elizabeth bunsen said...

I too came via Velma
what a gorgeous book
and glorious and sensual pages!
making me long to touch and hold...