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Arrowmont Bookmaking Class Images

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Posted 8/14/13

I had an amazing, creative and impressively productive group of students for my Adventures in Bookmaking workshop last month at Arrowmont School of Crafts in Tennessee. I planned to cover a number of bindings, but I had hungry students and we added about 4 more to the list!  Bookmaking fiends. Because these 7 women had super powerful arms, a number of awls and needles were sacrificed in the name of bookmaking. :)

For even more images, check this flickr set.

CopticAccordion

Jessica’s Coptic Accordion Binding with a cover flap to allow it to stay closed.

JapaneseStab1

Japanese Stab bindings.

BearCoptic

You can’t have a week at Arrowmont without a bear-themed item! Students raised and lowered the surface of their covers utilizing layers of Davey Board. Please note that I did not steal Season’s book. :)

Multiple2

Look at all of these books! Fabric and paper covers.

RoachCoptic

Sparkly Roach Coptic, my personal favorite.

JapaneseStab2

Elegant Japanese Stabs with Hard Covers, utilizing book cloth.

Coptic

Coptic!

RepurposedCoptic1

Some students wanted to try an upcycled or reconstructed Coptic (like the ones I have in the Arrowmont Instructor Exhibition this year.) So, they raided the “for sale” rack in the library and came up with beauties. The paintbrush imagery was on the cover of the original book and Judy added her handmade paste papers to the cover.

SecretBelgian

Secret Belgian madness.

Winged

Winged Book.

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I bet you wish you were there.

Moretogo

And lastly, a stack of book boards cut and ready to use at home.

What an astounding week. Great things were happening in all of the diverse classes all over the campus. We had wonderful studio assistants, work-study students, and the staff were supportive and great (as always). Be sure to get to Arrowmont and meet this year’s wonderful resident artists.