Drum leaf binding is an adhesive book structure made up of single folded folios. Pages are ‘drummed’ at the spine and foredge, then the spine and cover are attached. Only one side of each folio is visible when the book is bound, making it a great structure for binding prints, drawings and the like, when only one side of the paper has been used.
Because this is a book with no stitching, it allows for full page spreads uninterrupted by rows of thread in the centre folds. It can be made from a wide range of paper types, it lies quite flat, and is fairly easy to construct. While this book structure is great for binding existing artwork, you can also use blank pages.
In this one-day workshop, suitable for all levels, we will aim to make two books, each using a different spine attachment technique.
Workshop fee: $100 PPA members – $125 non-members
Please go to workshop page for details of materials list and scroll down to button to download booking form to register for attendance at workshop.
Recently, seven participants learnt the cyanotype process with Melbourne artist, book and papermaker, Gail Stiffe. Our experiments gave great results. We enjoyed the 2 days, and I for one am inspired to do more!
This is the first Introduction to paper making for 2023. There are a few places remaining, but with only 10 days remaining it would be good to register for this. The next scheduled date for this workshop is June 24th,
The full details for this workshop are on the workshop page, please go to tab on menu.
Signatures:the mark as the embodiment of identity and intent
10 February – 6 April 2023 Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor NSW 2756
Signatures exhibition presented by Untethered Fibre Arts Inc. is travelling to the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, NSW.
For more information on this exhibition please follow our social media pages or you can connect the gallery website directly.
The Signatures exhibition has been displayed at The Australian Design Centre in Sydney, Manning Regional Art Gallery and the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery in 2021-22 with great feedback. If you were not able to view it then, we hope Hawkesbury presents an opportunity to see this amazing selection of fibre art.
Hope to see you soon, Untethered Fibre Artists Inc.
We gaze at rocks, tree bark and rivers twisting their way through the landscape, and ponder the beautiful patterns they make, the colours exposed in layers. Mark making is a way of decorating paper to emulate those patterns on paper. Hidden somewhere there amongst the paint will be little gems of unexpected lines and patterns that you savour or write over…
This workshop was about making marks that are random and experimental. Using acrylic paint, artists inks, many different brushes, lots of sprayed water, textures, a credit card and a roller – we did not use handmade sticks/brushes. the students were encouraged to be spontaneous whilst being mindful of the words – ‘spray’‘squish’‘sweep’ ‘swipe’ ‘swipe’ ‘swipe’ “sprinkle’…. If using papers for collage, they were encouraged to think about the principles of design; line, direction, shape, size, tone, texture, colour… balance, contrast and repetition.
Below images are of members working projects on the day and papers created using the above principles by Diana.