‘The Ideal Sketchbook’ workshop with Michael Burke
This structure is modelled on the nineteenth century artists’ sketchbooks and journals, similar to the ones used by Wordsworth and Ruskin. It is an honest structure made from good materials, 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’ requires very little pressing. Working from full sized sheets, we will fold and slit the paper to give a beautiful deckled edge. We will sew the book with linen thread on strong tapes, and sew in a cloth hinge for strength. The case is made from boards covered in strong canvas that can withstand all the hard knocks associated with going ‘out into the field’.
Materials cost £15.00
Tools to bring: bone folder, scalpel and blades, cutting mat, dividers, glue brush, backing hammer, cobblers knife.