The Ideal Sketchbook
June 23rd, 2012 9:30 AM
- Instructor: Michael Burke
- Workshop Type: Binding
- Workshop Status: Closed
- Workshop Start: June 23rd, 2012 9:30 AM
- Workshop End: June 23rd, 2012 5:30 PM
- Sessions: 1
This structure is modeled on the 19th century artists' sketchbooks and journals, similar to the ones used by Wordsworth and Ruskin as they wandered across the Lake District to draw and write. It is an honest structure made simply and from high-quality materials that opens beautifully and is very durable. It can be made at home with no equipment—just a few simple tools—and since it is not “cased-in,” it requires very little pressing. The pages are made from good cartridge paper, ideal for pen-and-ink drawing, pencil sketching, or writing. Working from full-sized sheets, we will fold and slit the paper to give it a beautiful, feathery deckled edge. We will then sew the book with linen thread on strong tapes, and sew in a cloth hinge for strength. The book is rounded for easy opening, but is not backed, eliminating the need for a press. The case, or cover, is made from cushioned boards covered in strong natural canvas that can withstand all the hard knocks associated with going “out into the field.” All levels.
Materials to bring: Scalpel; dividers; metal ruler; bone folder; scissors; cutting mat.
Materials fee: $30