Thursday, 17 March 2011
Last night I went along to a book binding workshop held by the art society. After being advertised around the university the workshop had a really good turn out with around 35 people attending. Due to the unexpected numbers there was a lack of paper supplies which meant that people had to make do with posters, newspapers and smaller sheets of paper. But despite this we were all able to put together small sketchbooks. I made a little A5 sketchbook with a cover made from handmade paper. I then got taught how to bind the book using a needle and thread, using a figure of eight technique.
Even though it was good to learn this type of binding I didn't feel that I came away learning any new skills. I would have liked to learn various different binding techniques and paper folding options so that I could have produced a more creative design of sketchbook.