April 2018 Digital Day covering topics such as setting up templates, putting text into work, manipulating and enhancing photos, and planning how to lay out your book. This included examples of how to consider typeface, colours, placement and even paper.
March 2018 Preparing and organising the display for the Frankenstein books.
Liverpool Book Arts has issued a second call for books on the Frankenstein theme. The exhibition will include new works when it moves to the Kirkby Gallery in Knowsley after leaving Liverpool. In addition, some of the works from the Liverpool exhibition will travel to Sarno in southern Italy in September, offering further opportunities for new works at Kirkby Gallery. The exhibition will then travel to the Bower Ashton Library at the University of West England in early 2019 (dates to be confirmed). Second Call for Liverpool https://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/frankenstein---second-call/2133 Submissions can be made via CuratorSpace - deadline is 6th May, fee is £10.
February 2018 A wonderful day learning all about the possibilities of Envelope Books.
January 2018 New book structures and our new project and themes for 2018 - the work of William Heath Robinson and the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
December 2017 The last meeting of the year was our AGM followed by a delicious shared lunch and some Christmas book/card sharing.
November We visited Herefordshire Archives and Records Centre (HARC), which coincided with the final week at the final venue of the "Reimaging the Laws of England and Wales" altered books exhibition.
October Papier Mache for Book Arts. How to make our own paste, techniques for low relief and sculpture and inspiration. See https://www.pinterest.co.uk/heather2989/
September Preparation for the Woodland Fair on Oct 7th. We also discussed products available (see our Tips, Tools, Techniques page).August Day out starting with a visit to Newtown Textile Museum. The Museum opened especially for us and gave a fascinating insight into the lives of the weavers in Newtown. The curator was very knowledgeable and informative. We were able to see the living conditions and the looms, dyeing, weaving, leatherwork and Crimea blankets. Then on to the Oriel Davies gallery to see an exhibition called Twelve Tall Tales which included a Welsh space suit and red medieval shoes with poulaine! Finally, we visited the Mid Wales Arts Centre and Cathy Knapp showed us around the art work and sculpture and explained the projects under development. We rounded off the day with a delicious high tea in the house, surrounded by an inspiring exhibition including work by two members of Marches Book Arts Group.