Craft Market

2017 Craft Markets/Events:
Titirangi Village Market - 30 Apr 2017, 10am - 2pm.
Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Rd, Titirangi, Auckland.


Monday, 11 August 2014

Bookmaking II

I spent Sunday at yet another bookmaking class. The workshop was run by talented bookmaker Liz of Book Art Studios. Apart from learning new technique to stitching a book, there was a lot of freedom in creating where boxes of old scrap papers, books, magazines, stamps, paint, sewing machine, coffee and tea (for staining the pages), and even a typewriter were there for us to play with. It was a total creative chaos and it was fantastic! I had so much fun that I didn't get the chance to take many photos, which was a good thing. Here are the books created by the enthusiastic bookmakers that day!
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Such amazing books! Everyone was so talented and creative and I was blown away by the beautiful work that everyone did! And of course I went home quite giddy and inspired!

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My book is the one on the left, with the bird and the word "soar". It is an unfinished work and I am still working on it, until I "feel" it is done. The best part is I can continue gluing, ripping, painting whatever I want. That's a great way to making a book! Creatively and intuitively.  

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Back in my own studio, I finished a woodblock hand stamped journal using a heart stamp. Love how it turned out. It really is satisfying to be making my own fabric prints, feels organic and natural. It is now listed in my Etsy store.

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I am making another custom journal with an autumn theme right now. It takes quite some time to stitch this little one but I am enjoying it. Hope to finish it soon.

4 comments:

  1. It all looks, and sounds, fascinating and good fun to do. Flighty xx

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  2. What binding method did you use this time Alison? Your 'soar' book sure looks great! -Christine

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  3. It's call a straight stitch, I hope I can still remember how to do it. I did some changes and will like do more changes until I like the result, good to just play around with it.

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  4. That's a new technique, cool :-) No worries you can find online tutorials on anything!
    I do the same with my cards when I try various paper colours/design, layouts, etc. until I am really happy with the final outcome. Voilà !!

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