A book ~ the first moonkwayk studio book ~ expertly hand bound, hard back with one ragged edge.

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‘Souvenir of Tynemouth’, a poem written by Elaine Cusack, images and book design by myself Anne Proctor – all the letterpress pages and hand made etched images and lino block prints are now expertly hand bound ( by local bookbinder Ruth McCann) into a hard back artists’ book! The first for Moonkwayk Studio. I’m mightily impressed with what we have produced – all three of us using our own separate strengths have made a document that records a fascinating and inspirational northern, architectural, cultural space  ~ Tynemouth Railway Station, with a wild visitor reminding us of the bigger picture.

One edge ragged – the top edge – all moonkwayk books will have the top edge ragged. The deckle or ragged edge is part of the hand printed tradition.

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Can’t wait ~ well I will have to ~ to make another ~ I have four more titles quietly accumulating letterpress pages and images all in preparation to be bound. On subjects ~ well ~ what can I say – I’m keeping quiet…… for now!

There are 15 books in the ‘Souvenir of Tynemouth’ limited edition, £215 each. Number 1 has already been purchased ~ so 14 available. There is also the digital, part hand printed, soft cover version at £15 each. Both hard back and soft cover version are available for sale from my stall each sunday in Tynemouth Station Market.

 

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Journal Making workshop at the Customs House

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The workshop went really well – I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the feedback from the participants was that they enjoyed the day also. The images below are the tissue laminate covers that were made for the journals that were then stitched with the paper. Everyone made at least 2 journals plus the skills to make more at home.

 

I’ll be running another Journal making workshop in the Customs House – April 2016, more details soon.