Sandie brought with her an array of handmade books, from small to large in size and in content from specific subjects to journals of holidays. The covers were all very attractive and made you want to dip into them. [See below]
Sandie told us that the book we were making was our book so it was therefore up to us what the content would be, the size and the colours.
Sandie demonstrated how we would make the pages. They would be cut and torn around the edges and then soaked in water. They were painted in Koh-i-Noor dyes on the wet surface causing the dyes to run and make patterns. They were stacked on creased plastic across each other to make interesting lines with more creased plastic on top.
|Book pages drying between plastic|
This is about as far as most of us got with our books. So we took all the pages and covers home to dry before we could start filling up the pages.
As members finish pages I will post them on the blog but it will probably take until the next meeting.
Thank you to Sandie for a fun meeting and inspiring us to want to fill up our books.