2020: A review

Always useful to assess and reflect at the end of a year, especially one like no other…. Here’s 2020, a review.

The Travelling Bookbinder: 2020 A Review: Still by Sarah Mason Photography on our film shoot

January: Filming. Sarah Mason Photography came to Scotland to capture a sense of The Travelling Bookbinder. We also put together a reference series of ‘Bookbinding Basics’ videos, with techniques and tips for book artists.

The Travelling Bookbinder: 2020 A Review: The BookLove e-course logo

February: BookLove. The satisfying development of designing, writing and binding books of your own. (The next class starts on January 25th.)

The Travelling Bookbinder: 2020 A Review: Iona Driftwood Binding Retreat

March: Iona Driftwood Binding Retreat. Before the world changed, we shared beach walks, collected pebbles, ate ridiculously well and bound fabulous Coptic stitch books together.

The Travelling Bookbinder: 2020 A Review: Alphabet Sketchbook blog post

April: Alphabet Sketchbook. Making sense of uncertainty with familiarity.

The Travelling Bookbinder: 2020 A Review: Japanese Stab Binding for Toast's Time to Make series

May: Toast Time to Make. A Japanese Stab Binding tutorial, on Toast’s IGTV channel and their Magazine.

The Travelling Bookbinder: 2020 A Review: Ephemera for the PaperLove e-course

June: PaperLove. A particularly special five weeks of bookart and collage, words and mailart.

The Travelling Bookbinder: 2020 A Review: Describing creative lockdown

July: Creative lockdown. Learning from isolation and unaccustomed time in one place.

The Travelling Bookbinder: 2020 A Review: Making Noises - a bookbinding poem

August: Making Noises. A bookbinding poem.

The Travelling Bookbinder: 2020 A Review: BookLove e-course paper pages

September: BookLove. Exploring form and function, words and structure.

The Travelling Bookbinder: 2020 A Review: Rachel Hazell WrapLove film shoot

October: Filming a new, short e-course – WrapLove.

The Travelling Bookbinder: 2020 A Review: WrapLove - instant access e-course

November: Our first e-course with instant, lifetime access – WrapLove – launches AND a festive project – Alphabet Wrap – with Toast airs on their IGTV and in the Magazine.

The Travelling Bookbinder: 2020 A Review: Origami box from WrapLove

December: Celebrating. We did it! We made it through! Thank you for your support and enthusiasm. See you online, or in person (very hopefully) in 2021.

Meanwhile, take care and enjoy the qualities of the season.

One thought on “2020: A review

  1. I live in Australia and so love your beautiful work, your newsletters and seeing the wonder of where you live. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a year of inspiration and making (in a Covid-19 free environment)
    With kindest regards
    Kerry

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