I am back from a great week of bookmaking with a great bunch of women. Pam Sussman put together a wonderful group of projects for us and fun activities to round it all out.
We started with some easy and clever projects that could easily be made assembly line for gifts or favors. Above is a two-ring mini binder made from scratch and a clever elastic binding for a notebook that can be refilled. Below is a note pad that goes together in a flash. We all made several of these.
One morning was spent silk screening with the Yudu machine. It was so easy and so addictive. The tall narrow book below was covered with a sheet of printed scrapbook paper that I screen printed over. I love the binding stitch on this booklet. So loopy!
Another day we made a book that had a zillion pieces to cut and was rather complicated, but when it was all finished, it looked simple, but quite nice.
My favorite project wasn't even a book. We each made a box. We built the basic form and covered it all with papers.
Our last project was a wooden triangular shaped book sculpture that fans out when laid on a flat surface.
We also spent a day shopping in Chicago for papers, ribbons and art supplies because you all know that if the instructor has cool tools, the students must have them too.
Thanks Pam for a great time.