Bookmaking Week Two

Posted on April 14, 2013 by Sandy Weisman
26 Split Rock Cove is in the middle of a 4 week workshop – Book Making Skills You Want to Know!! So far we’ve covered making our own decorative paste papers and backing fabric for our own book cloth. Paste paper is a open process where participants paint freely, creating patterns and layers of color, each one more interesting than the next. Backing fabric requires some patience and math skills, but we got through it, and everyone was able to complete enough fabric backing for at least two books. Both skills are extremely useful for personalizing the book artist’s work.

Participants include several artists, a writer, an educator, and a quilter. Each will complete one book in the next two weeks, using the ancient method of Coptic binding.

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