I finally managed to take a few photos of the dowel spine books from the workshop at Primrose Park Paper Arts, a few weeks back.
We started off with a single dowel book that is simply cut and folded.
No glue needed. The beauty of this one is that you end up with little pockets on the inside perfect for tucking paper scraps into...
Then it was onto the more complex multi dowel spine book. I didn't quite finish weaving my dowels together - once I've done that I just have to trim off the excess dowel ( in this case bamboo skewers).
This one was a bit of a challenge - satisfying to make but a bit too fussy for my liking...
This weekend I am off to another workshop - this one is a birthday treat present for my hardworking- yet-always- there- friend Stephanie.
Happy Birthday Steph!
It is a mixed media workshop with Glen Skein - we will be creating a "multiple section box piece incorporating found objects and images to create a sense of narrative".
This is the blurb in the leaflet....as far as I'm concerned its a great excuse to spend two days catching up with Steph with no small children underfoot ( between us we have five of the darlings).
Fun, fun, fun with a bit of cut and paste thrown in for good measure.