Our instructor was local artist and friend, Nicole Coulson, with whom I have taken several classes in Calligraphy and Bookbinding.
|Nicole's sample book. The cover is made from St. Armand paper and Japanese paper. Nicole made a matching clam shell box to keep her book safe.|
The covers were more complicated, involving folds and trimming and slits and weaving. Here's my finished book:
And the books of the whole class:
I can see a lot of potential for variations of the tapes and patterns of weaving and embellishing. However, during the class we heeded Nicole's advice to make the first book according to instructions, and then add variations to the next books we make.