Artists’ books workshop rides again.

On Saturday I taught another workshop based upon making artists’ books using textiles and mixed media, with the Genesis textile group in Solihull, not far from Birmingham. This was quite a large subject for a one day workshop, but the students really took wing, with all of them getting stuck in working with their resource material, and most of them producing multiple pages, ready to take home to finish with stitch.  I found it very inspiring to see the range of work produced from their ingenious ideas.

IMG_0705Hannah, working from her photographs of a recent visit to India.

IMG_0706Lynn’s project was based upon old photographs of her family.

IMG_0707Bridget worked on the history of a local church.

IMG_0708Linda experimented with pattern and layered backgrounds.

IMG_0709Lois made her book from a collection of her images of Prague printed onto the pages of a book bought on a recent holiday there.

IMG_0710Anne started her book by painting and printing fabric to make pages based on garden flowers.

IMG_0711Wendy worked on a 3D project, which will become a collection of fabric sculptures in a boxed arrangement.

IMG_0712Julie intends to produce a book based up on her love of walking, using maps, photos and stitch.

IMG_0714Rita is working on an ongoing project based on cakes and teapots, which will form a concertina book when finished.

IMG_0715Brenda chose a monochrome palette to make pages based upon beach imagery.

IMG_0716Betty made several pages using her dyed fabric and tree imagery.

IMG_0717Theresa made richly coloured pages based upon her own drawings of heraldic images.

IMG_0719Utilising an old book about wine and stamped icons of images of Paris, Carolyn was making a 30th birthday book for her niece.

IMG_0720Kathryn spent her day exploring mixed media techniques, printing and machine stitching.

One thought on “Artists’ books workshop rides again.

Comments are closed.