Christina Williams, one of the organisers of this years Sherwood Art Week is hosting a 'Bookbinding Summer School' coming up in the next few weeks.
It will be held at the Sherwood Workshop on Mansfield Road in Sherwood on Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd July.
Three individual projects over three days.
Day 1. Accordion/Concertina Book.
This book is composed of a continuous folded sheet of paper (or lengths tagged together to make one) and is often enclosed between two covers. At this point there are two styles of concertina books, single sided star book or double sided fold out book. They are both good to display artwork or photographs as you can stand them up to view both sides. We will endeavour to create both.
Day 2. Flag Book and a Pocket Flag Book.
The spine of this book is an accordion fold and has two sides, each going in a different direction. The flags could have images or words or both! This basic principle can be applied to many variations on the same theme.
The pocket flag book is a flag book with pockets to hold all sorts of stuff! The beauty of a flag book is that you can create the pages before you bind them.
Day 3. A Long Stitch Book.
A long stitch book looks like a traditional book but has the advantage of versatility. Each folio is sewn in separately and can be undone and replaced if necessary. The spine and covers can be made out of a range of materials and to most sizes. An exciting project with a beautiful finished product you can use forever.
The course is from 9.30am to 4.30pm with a lunch break. Take a packed lunch or there are many shops locally.
The cost of the course is £40 for 3 days.
Book on 07809 158606 or 07803 108003 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your messages to Christina.