Friday, 25 March 2011

Rome wasn't built in a day....

... but occasionally designers set themselves little challenges such as a one day project - fond memories of art college are flooding back!

This week I set aside one day to design and print a little book I have been pondering over for a while. There's no such thing as a seagull?' was inspired by early outings with my husband's parents. They have become keen bird watchers over the last few years and after being corrected several times as I commented on seagulls around Leith, I soon learned that the seagull in itself does not actually exist, but is instead the commonly mistakenly identified herring gull or lesser black-backed gull!

Bird watching lesson over! I hope you enjoy this sneaky peak into the new artist's book which I hope will make you chuckle. A copy is winging its way to my in-laws now and lets hope they enjoy my playful observations and a little pride that they have managed to educate me on my bird species!

This is a digitally printed edition of 40 books measuring 105 x 105 mm. It will be available to buy this coming Tuesday at the Artist's Bookmarket hosted by The Fruitmarket Gallery, retailing at £10.

Artist's Bookmarket
Tuesday 29 March 2011
4pm to 9pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery
45 Market Street 
Edinburgh EH1 1DF

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Spring Workshops

Back by popular demand, I am happy to announce a short series of Spring Workshops.

This set of three intimate workshops will give you the chance to give bookbinding a try for the first time, or to learn some new skills if you have never made a book before. All abilities are welcome for each workshop, and to keep the workshops nice and cosy, giving each of you even more of my attention there are only 4 places for each workshop so book early! Don’t worry if they book up I will add more dates.

Mother’s Day Workshop
Tuesday 22 March
6.30 to 8.45 pm
Another chance to make a traditional hardbound book with a lovely ribbon bookmark, this will make a lovely mothers day gift, or a nice treat for yourself.
Alternatively, book yourself and your mum onto one of the later workshops, I will happily provide a gift certificate to give her on the day.

Book Tree
Tuesday 5 April
6.30 to 8.30pm
Spring in is the air so we’ll be making book trees. The contemporary twist on traditional bookbinding skills makes a lovely and sophisticated decorative book.

An introduction to bookbinding
Tuesday 19 April
6.30 to 8.30pm
In an introduction to basic bookbinding I will teach you about paper grain, make a simple book using pamphlet stitch and a second book using a Japanese stab binding. You go home desperate to make more yourself!

To book or for more information email and give me a ring on 077 969 20533.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

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