The Book of Days is a project funded by the Northampton Community Foundation David Laing Family Fund and run by artists Carole Miles and Phiona Richards both of whom love books; print stitch; gathering and creating stories.
The project will run over four weeks, on a Thursday in Roade Library and on a Friday in Deanshanger Library from 3.00pm to 5.00pm. The sessions are free.
From learning how to make your own handmade book to print and journalling techniques you will begin to fill your own book with ideas such as key events in family life, career, village life, the gardening year, dreams for the future, dates in history that have impacted on the participant in some way. The Eloquent Fold hope that exploring days that have a personal significance to the maker and creating a hand made book will provide a warm, friendly space in which to support wellbeing and create new friendships.
There will be pages with pockets so small items can be stored ie photos, bus tickets, luggage labels etc
Each step of the way you will be guided by the artists. We look forward to welcoming you into the wonderful world of handmade journals! If making is not for you but you'd like to join us for the Brewing Up at the end of each session you will be very welcome!
If you would like to come along to either of these this creative groups please contact Allan Davies at Road Library on 0300 126 1000