Today was this first day of the workshop which is taking part at the Lewis and Wood Mill in Woodchester. They produce the gorgeous fabrics and wall papers, a dream for any fabric lover (thats me!) especially interior fabrics.
|this is inside the Lewis and Wood shop|
|lots of lovely fabrics for sale|
So, today we were learning some book binding basics, folding and cutting paper, stitching little books together using different stitches.
|My work space and tools|
|This is a chain stitch|
|Three way binding stitch (i think), using cut offs of wall paper as a cover|
|before stitching the sections together you mark out lots of little dots and prick them using a needle|
|This is called a ladder stitch. I used regular embroidery thread but i guess the proper way is to use the waxed linen twine but its a bit boring and white.|
|This is what the inside looks like|
|work station a buzz with little bound books|
|My little collection of books, some single section, double and there is even a tripler in there|