Always useful to assess and reflect at the end of a year, especially one like no other…. Here’s 2020, a review.
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.
February: BookLove. The satisfying development of designing, writing and binding books of your own. (The next class starts on January 25th.)
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.
April: Alphabet Sketchbook. Making sense of uncertainty with familiarity.
May: Toast Time to Make. A Japanese Stab Binding tutorial, on Toast’s IGTV channel and their Magazine.
June: PaperLove. A particularly special five weeks of bookart and collage, words and mailart.
July: Creative lockdown. Learning from isolation and unaccustomed time in one place.
August: Making Noises. A bookbinding poem.
September: BookLove. Exploring form and function, words and structure.
October: Filming a new, short e-course – WrapLove.
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.
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”
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