Monday, 22 June 2020

Lockdown week 12

Claire van Vliet’s Folded Book Structures

Despite not being able to meet in person, we have enjoyed, if that’s not too strong a word, two Zoom sessions now. Whilst it isn’t perfect, at least we can see one another and enjoy a bit of book-focussed chat. It has been especially nice to enjoy Antigoni and Eric’s company, both rather far-flung members of our group.

The Magellan project continues, and Jac has done a lot of work on preparing the book ready for our embroideries, stencils and transfers. She has also produced a set of information pages to help you work out where the ships and sailors were at any given time, which should help with the sizing and placement of text and embroidery; if you’d like a copy please email and it will be sent to you. Lots of other good work going on, not all of it book-based, and it is as always good to share our inspiration, especially at a time when it can be lacking for many people.

Our theme for the months of June and July is “collections” (or collectors, collecting).

Finaly some lovely news from Antigoni who some of you may know was expecting her first child this month. We’re happy to announce that Gregory was born on the 1st June, and is a very bonny baby. Congratulations to Antigoni

Claire van Vliet’s Folded Book Structures
Jac .......This is a book that I assume is no longer in print. The authors have allowed it to be freely available on the web.
Woven and interlocking book structures from the Janus, Steiner and Gefn presses
It’s available at this address.

You can choose from a range of options. I downloaded the pdf and printed it because I wanted a hard copy (but it was in the days when I was at work and could justify it on the department budget).

Please also see Jac's detailed notes on Gelli Transfer printing as explained in the last Zoom meeting viewed vire the menu at the top of the blog. Also available on her blog.

Gelli Plate offset printing by Jac Balmer


It was great that Eric from Australia was able to join our last Zoom meeting and he talked about and demonstrated a folding box.


Bit of a crafty session and Calligraphy practice. I think that’s why I like making Journals and filling them it brings all the skills together and by doing a bit each keeps you up to speed.
Stay safe
Eric and Jackie

Helen shared some of her experiments with 'string painting'  that she had discoverd on youtube

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