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.
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.
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.