Create a set of handcrafted tools to both make and fill journals. Learn the pleasure of collecting and polishing dried branches to make a bookbinding awl. We will hone natural bone to craft a folder to score, fold and burnish paper. Combining bamboo, feathers and natural bristles we will create a pair of mark making instruments; a quill and brush.
The pleasure of making and filling journals is greatly enhanced by using handmade tools. And using a tool you yourself have made to fit your own hand can be an art form in itself.
Materials list to bring:
- Fine line sharpie
- Exacto and/or Utility knife
- 2-part epoxy
- dental floss
- dremel drill-battery powered types are best
Materials fee covers:
- Sand paper
- Wood, bone, bamboo, feathers and fur.
- Awl tips
- Linen thread
- Wood glue
- Drill, bits, saws and saw blades.
March 25, 26, 27, Making Tools by Hand
- March 25, 26, 27, 2011
- Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 – 5 PM