Stroud Artists Books

Meeting Reviews

August 2021

Our first live meeting at the Stroud Brewery was very lively and exciting, with members able to meet in person for the first time in 18 months, and to be able to show and touch the work was a huge pleasure. The Brewery was very welcoming, and offered hot drinks and drinking water during the meeting, and provided a delicious lunch afterwards in their large bar area for those who wanted to stay.

The theme for August was ‘Reunion’, although only one or two members had produced a response to this theme – it seemed like most people just wanted to enjoy the actual reunion. Each brought along 3 books that had been produced during our online-only meetings, so there was lots of hands on and opportunities to ask questions about techniques, inspirations and so on.

There was as usual a lot of new information that we shared, and below are some links for resources specifically mentioned at that meeting. You can also visit our Links page, where you will find a wealth of additional resources, which we will add to as time goes on.

Philobiblion is a very rich archive site containing many tutorials: https://www.philobiblon.com/tutorials.shtml

Specifically for flag book structures: https://philobiblon.com/flagbook/index.html

Books that were mentioned at the meeting included:

Making Handmade Books by Alisa Golden – isbn: 978-1-60059-587-5

The Art of the Fold by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol – isbn: 978-1-78627-293-5

The Book as Art, ed. Krystyna Wasserman – isbn: 978-1-56898-992-1