Decorative Techniques, May 2018


DECORATIVE TECHNIQUES IN BOOKBINDING
WITH GLENN MALKIN


Another very creative course with some fabulous experimentation with different techniques. Here's a photo of Laura's work, with her description:

From top left, an Art Deco inlay, a lacunose dog inlay, a dyed craquel leather piece, a reverse transfer print on to leather, a freehand foil design using an electric stylus and finally a crime scene leather onlay.

Thanks to Laura for the photo too.





Decorative Techniques

Paper Marbling Spring 2018




PAPER MARBLING WITH JILL SELLARS

Just a few photos of some of the lovely marbled papers produced during this course, some of which were left to dry outside. We particularly like the effect of the gold and blue against the concrete steps.

The conservatory studio looks empty in the photo of the drying rack but everyone was having tea when this shot was taken.




2018 marbling (4)


2018 marbling 2018 marbling (2)

2018 marbling (3)

Spring 2018

Our programme for 2018 kicked off with the beginners' courses for both bookbinding and letterpress printing. Here are a few photos of each (with many thanks to Daniel for taking them):


BEGINNERS' BOOKBINDING


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Jim 1 0913 Jim laughing OK 0931

Blocks in press 2 OK Bound books in press OK

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BEGINNERS' LETTERPRESS PRINTING


Press 1 0881 OK Press 4 OK 0888


Composing Zeppelin print


card on press Happy birthday card OK 0904

Press Printer poster OK 0951


Wild orchids

Wild Orchids


We were delighted to discover four wild orchids in the meadow this year! They don't look like much until you see them close up and then you see the detail:

Orchid R 1 for FB ORCHID FIELD2 for FB OK



ORCHID 4 for FB OK