We began our last meeting for the year with a glass of wine or juice and Christmas cake and mince pies. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of the festive table.
With recent book-making enthusiasm in mind Joan had brought along all the materials and tools required for each person to make a small handbag-friendly pad and pencil book. Members were asked to bring along scraps of fabric, handwoven or otherwise, for decoration. Here are some general views . . . you will see the finished books in the next post.
I know we've just had the Melbourne Cup but this is not about that kind of bookmaking. This is about a book-binding course held in Blenheim today. Not strictly a Marlborough Weavers' event, but a number of our members were present and some used hand woven fabric for covers to good effect. Felters outnumbered us though and produced some pretty amazing covers.
Velvet on the left, handwoven on the right
The technique we used was for exposed spines and we learned three different types of stitching.
This model has marbled endpapers . . . something else to try our hands at!
Marlborough Weavers meet on the third Monday of the month at Bobbin Cottage in Brayshaw Heritage Park, 26 Arthur Baker Place, (off New Renwick Road), Blenheim, or at members' homes, from February to November.
Marlborough Tapestry Weavers meet fortnightly but schedule varies so please contact us before hand.