Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Well! How Amazing!!

I went to the one-day class on Orthodox Binding today taught by Anne Yevtukh who is Ukrainian. I did wonder how we were going to get binding one book in 6.5 hours. The answer is the tutor does most of the work! The materials on the left were what was ready for us when we arrived  at 10 o'clock - note the book block cut, sewn, backed and corded, not to mention having had its back rounded.  

And this was what I finished up with. As I have said already, 'How amazing!!'

There were 5 in the class where all were keen on bookbinding and eager to learn more.

And here are a selection of books made by the tutor. Your can catch her here on her site.

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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.