My husband and I had such a great time on Saturday checking out the Guild of Bookworkers 100th Anniversary Exhibition which is on display at a local museum. This traveling exhibition highlights the works of bookbinders and book artists.
I saw books made out of fir wood, goat skin, hand-tooled leather and many other mediums. We saw pop-up books to traditional coptic bindings and even a book made out of aluminum. One book was a traditional panel binding but embroidered with each square inch taking two hours to complete. That’s a lot of patience.
Some books were blank inside but many of the artists’ books were not just beautiful or intriguing objects but carried a message, whether on the importance to go out and vote to making a poem come alive by creating visuals to go with the text. You can go to this link to see all the books.
It was truly a fantastic experience. I came home and ordered the exhibit’s catalog as I dreamed of one day making a book like these. Hmm, I’ve got much, much more to learn.