Sunday, 1 July 2018

NWBA Book Art Stall

This month started with us sharing a table with Simon Ryder (Frankenstein exhibition organiser) at MakeFest in the Hornby Room at the library. A busy day in a stiflingly hot room, but lots of interest in our demos and explanations/examples. Big thanks to Wendy and Jane for helping out.  

The following busy week-end saw us not only have  an open monthly meeting in the same Hornby Room but also attend the Liverpool Book Art Fair for two full days. A very big thank you to all who volunteered and helped, including Wendy who kindly acted as treasurer at the end of Saturday and on Sunday morning, and also helped me put things up and take them down again. Although it was warm it was not too hot, and we hope that everyone who helped out at our table enjoyed the experience, there was some great book art there. Hopefully you also found the Marches Book Arts stall and chatted to our fellow makers from the Borders. We spoke to lots of people who are interested in what we do, and maybe some of those people will join us.   

In our meeting we made scroll books, and some very inventive books were either fully realised or started. Although in essence a simple book form, scroll books can be as imaginative and complicated as any other book, and are an ideal choice if you have a long narrative. Good for newcomers to book art as well, as there are no complicated folds to consider. We heard this week-end that Antigone, one of our newest members, will be leaving Liverpool this summer. We’ll miss you Antigone, but hope you have a great time in London and pop up to see us occasionally

In August we’ll be making a book which is ideal for the travellers and scribblers amongst you - more details coming soon!

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