I had the most enjoyable Sunday learning about books and bookmaking. It was run by Association of Book Crafts New Zealand which I am now a member of. The workshop was held at Motat's bindery. These are the tools professional bookbinders use to make books.
A beautifully made book! (Please excuse the not so clear photo)
Roger facilitate the whole class and Mary showed us some of her work.
Mary's books. Aren't they just gorgeous! I came home inspired by all the learning and have in fact have some ideas for my bookmaking too. I'm glad I attended the class.
Back in the studio, I'm in the process of making some woodblock printed journals. August will be about getting messy with some printing work :-)
I may not be a bookmaker with all the gadgets and machines but I am happy making books with my simple tools for anyone who enjoys writing in them.