Last week saw us meeting on the south side of Sydney with some of our slightly more distant members. The theme was book construction and we had several finished examples to check out as well as some works in progress which moved along nicely during the day.
Betty was working in glorious colour and creating small books with interlocking spines held in place with skewers or narrow dowel.
Jill brought along this amazing multi-folded interlocking book, which inspired Dinah to try to figure it out ……
… but sometimes you just need the instructions!
Or a little help from your friends.
We examined books of all types, belonging to different members of the group.
The ones above have been created by filling photographic slides with artworks and then joining these together. The top images show a longer piece connecting the 3 slides with ‘buckle’ style components between each one. This allows the coloured paper to feature prominently as part of the finished item. Another type of holder is shown below, where Barbara has inserted a series of her photos taken on a very foggy day. The piece has a very ethereal quality to it.
And here is a range of some of the other books made by the members: