Tuesday, 7 January 2014

A book January Meeting 2014

This month Elizabeth Shorrock showed us how to make a book with three parts;  pages for photographs, pages with pockets and concertina pages. Elizabeth is one of our own members and her book workshops are always looked forward to.
A sample of the book with three parts
We attached our paper to board to make the cover and then lined it.

The tricky bit was cutting the paper for the pages to different sizes and then folding it in the correct place but luckily Elizabeth was on hand to sort out any problems!
Elizabeth then demonstrated drawing  the position of the  holes for stitching in the right places and how to make and use a template to make the holes down the spine and in the paper. We chose a matching thread to coordinate with our cover and Elizabeth demonstrated the stitching for a decorative spine.

A few members were able to finish their books, the rest took them home to complete. Thank you Elizabeth for a very stimulating and fun workshop.