Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Handmade Books Workshop

All sorts of amazing things happen at the hub. It's one of those sorts of places. It's because so many people come through the doors (it would be a pretty dull place if they didn't) and every person adds a little something to the mix. Some days go like clockwork, some days don't and some exceed all expectation. Yesterday exceeded expectation.

It was a juggly sort of day. There was a lot going on and I was trying to be in too many places at once. People were very kind and slid appointments forwards and backwards to fit it all in. Those small gestures make a hug difference to the way a day pans out.

We had a group of students from the University of Exeter yesterday. A big group. They were being shown around by Dr Alan K. Outram, Head of Archaeology, Associate Professor of Archaeological Science and Executive Editor of "World Archaeology" and he was fascinating. I didn't want him to go as he was pouring out facts about the hall far faster than I could take them in. Then it was choir (who have a performance on Thursday at a residential home), coffee time, Sonia's craft group and Babyccino. 

In the evening Nina Fenner ran the first of her three homemade book workshops. The group made concertina books, shadow (or theatre) books and an origami fold book as well as learning to bind the spine and attach fastenings. Not bad for two hours! I was completely enthralled and I can't wait to make books at home with Lottie. Nina was very generous in sharing all her tips and hints which meant everyone went home with a stack of amazing books of various shapes and sizes. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi, just found this, thanks for a lovely write up and great pics, just getting the Saturday sessions together!..