I went on a great 2 day course last week with Gillian Hand http://www.gillianhand.com/ at Art van Go in Knebworth. Gillian lives in Oz and has been over here for a few months sharing her book making skills.
Work in progress on a concertina book made with origami paper.
The finished book (I will probably add some decoration to the covers), it was fun to make.
This flag book has a lovely sculptural look to it. On the 2nd day we tackled this one....
I used part of one of my prints as the cover with off cuts of somerset velvet paper as the pages.
I love the spine of this book. It was tricky to make as my paper was really thick.
This one took most of the morning and I think we were all worn out!! However the final book was fun. We made the hard cover with a spine and stitched in 3 folios (a group of pages) using a linen thread with 2 needles to make the rope pattern down the spine.
Again I used a not so good lino print for the cover with some hand made paper pages. This was my first time at book making and took lots of concentration; so two tiring but enjoyable, successful days.