|My book samples|
A week ago I had the pleasure of reconnecting with friends from the Calligraphers' Guild of Manitoba at a bookmaking workshop taught by Charlotte Konrad.
We made two simple structures interspersed with reconnecting, getting to know each other and sharing lots of laughs and hugs.
|Charlotte brought lots of her own books to inspire|
|Charlotte's longstitch books|
A few folds, a bit of glueing, and we were ready for sewing!
Then figuring out closures:
|Auditioning buttons for the closure (Edith)|
And we were done! Seeing how other people add their own personal touch is one of the best parts of going to workshops! Here are the class's finished books:
The second book was a three signature notebook.
The two pieces of the cover wrapped around the front and back signatures (sections) of the book, with a third signature in between.
The long ends of the cover were tucked in to make a triangular pocket to tuck in the first and last pages of the book. And again, it's always inspiring to see what other people do:
|Sam added a strip of leather over the spine|
And here are the class's finishes of the second book:
Charlotte was a fantastic instructor and we had such a fun time learning with her and each other! I will definitely be making more of both of these!