A year in review: 2021

Hello and welcome to a year in review: 2021! Looking back to look forward…

The Travelling Bookbinder: A year in review: 2021: January on Iona

January – on Iona, planning and wondering and dipping in the cold sea. No change there.

The Travelling Bookbinder: A year in review: 2021: February: Love Letters For Valentine's

February – Making love letters for Valentine’s. Fold your own here. And anticipate a new origami project for this year!

The Travelling Bookbinder: A year in review: 2021: March: First virtual Gathering Retreat

March – The first virtual Gathering Retreat was a delight. The next date is 18th – 20th March.

The Travelling Bookbinder: A year in review: 2021: Gathering Retreat WIP

April -A Gathering Retreat to accommodate other time zones was a total joy, which we’ll recreate this April.

The Travelling Bookbinder: A year in review: 2021: Ben Fogle in Sacred Islands: Stayed at The Green Shed Iona

May – A workshop for Toast Kindred. And Ben Fogle came to stay at The Green Shed Iona, for his Sacred Islands programme.

The Travelling Bookbinder: A year in review: 2021: Water Paper Ink: Island life

June – Thanks to the Life in Motion course, I learned how to make films. Water Paper Ink expresses my Feeling of Home.

The Travelling Bookbinder: A year in review: 2021: Eight Wishes free online workshop

July – Eight Wishes Workshop. The first of an occasional series of free online bookart sessions. Sign up to hear details of future dates.

The Travelling Bookbinder: A year in review: 2021: August Iona Driftwood Binding Retreat

August – The first in-person Iona Driftwood Binding Retreats were a treat. There are a couple more places on the end of March course.

The Travelling Bookbinder: A year in review: 2021: Three Structures Edinburgh Workshop

SeptemberPure Bookbinding: Three Structures. A weekend of inkery and stitching, gluing and laughing.

The Travelling Bookbinder: A year in review: 2021: Married my Island Man!

October – Married my island man, John.

The Travelling Bookbinder: A year in review: 2021: BookLove e-course, with live sessions

NovemberThe BookLove e-course with live sessions for questions and demos. This year’s course starts May 30th.

Rachel Hazell in the Byre on Iona. The Travelling Bookbinder. Photograph by Sarah Mason

December – Launch of short films about the virtual Gathering Retreat and the residential Iona Driftwood Binding Retreat, looking ahead to March and April dates for both!

The Travelling Bookbinder wishes you all the best and bookiest for 2022 and looks forward to working, playing and swimming with you.

3 thoughts on “A year in review: 2021

  1. Huge congratulations on your marriage – such a happy photograph.
    Scilly life has been very quiet, but I am still making and loving books, inspired by you at the very start, and going onwards.

  2. Your beautiful, beautiful bouquet is only a bit player in the gorgeous photo of the two of you on your wedding day. All good wishes

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