I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love having guest instructors in Wishi Washi Studio!
This past Saturday, Rhiannon Alpers came to Wishi Washi Studio to teach Japanese Bookbinding with a Hardcover Enclosure. Rhiannon is such a nice person, knowledgeable and patient instructor and a quite talented artist. Be sure to check out her websites: her personal site and her studio site called Gazelle & Goat.
|Rhiannon's class samples|
The structure we made was a softcover Japanese side-sewn binding with a hardcover enclosure. Rhiannon brought beautiful papers and book cloth for the class.
|cover paper, book cloth and text paper|
We started with the binding and made sweet little books out of the beautiful papers that Rhiannon brought
|Japanese four-hole side-sewn binding|
Then, we carefully measured our own books and made "maps" to figure out the size of our materials so that the case, or enclosure, would fit just perfectly.
|Graph paper helps with map making|
We cut and glued down our book board and spine pieces. This is where everything looks a little ugly before it gets pretty again.
|the not-so-pretty guts of the enclosure|
And, the nice touch of making the loop pieces to hold the bone clasp:
|Loops made out of the cover paper|
And then you hope that it all fits together - not too tight and not too loose.
|Almost done with mine...|
I'm very pleased with how my sample came out and it was so nice being a student in my own studio - one of my favorite things.
|Everyone in class did beautiful work!|
Rhiannon returns to Wishi Washi Studio in a few weeks with a Shaped Boxes workshop. Can't wait! Thanks Rhiannon.