I hope you all had a great weekend. It was a busy one for me but I was able to do a few things that brought me a lot of joy and made me feel like life was almost normal. In March I had signed up for a class at the Austin Book Arts Center but then things started to get cancelled due to the pandemic. Well, they finally were able to host a virtual over zoom. They mailed out kits and some background info ahead of time and honestly even if I hadn’t received my kit, being that I do bookbinding I have a lot of stuff on hand.
The class was only a few hours but it was a lot of fun. I learned to make book cloth which basically just opens up a whole new way to decorate your book covers. The reason you want to back the cloth before you use it on the book board is so the glue doesn’t seep through and it makes it more sturdy and easier to work with when covering your boards.
I used a fat quarter for my trial run but you can use all kinds of fabrics. The sky is the limit. Granted if you are using silk or a very thin fabric the method we used might not be the best because it required an iron but there are other ways to get around that.
The other exciting part about the weekend is that my husband and I “attended” another Austin Classical Guitar concert and it was a performance by two musicians, Duo Sonidos, a guitarist and violinist. Lovely music by Handel, Manuel de Falla and others. Have I ever mentioned that my husband plays guitar and I used to play the violin? Maybe you’ll see us touring when we’re in retirement. Haha…
How about you, how was your weekend? Let me know if you did something different or what did you do that brought you joy?