Sewn Board Binding
Robin Harper held a class on the Sewn Board Binding last Saturday. As ever, she was a model of cogency and patience. I have been wanting to try this structure for a while, but I've been daunted by the explanations I found online. Either they didn't have enough clarity and detail for me actually to follow along and create a book, or they made it clear that you need a fully-equipped studio, including a guillotine. Robin's directions were clear and comprehensive, her feedback was respectful and useful, and we finished to book using only hand tools. Robin said that when you learn a new structure, you should make twelve more in order to internalize the process. It may be a while before I get twelve of these done, but I have started a couple more, so I'll have a start on my dozen before next weekend's class. Here are some pictures of my book from Saturday:
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Book arts are a nice way to spend your next few years. As a former teacher myself, I can understand why you picked this hobby. Well, it is not much of a hobby if you are making a career for yourself, though. If you ask me, it is nice that you have decided to spend your years in a proactive way. Most of the people I know just try to rest, not that it is not important, but there is only so much that we can do, you know.
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After retiring from 36 years as a public school educator, I am practicing book arts.