AGM and Club Day – CANCELLED
April 4 at 10:30 am - 3:30 pmFree
Oxford Scribes AGM and Club Day
On Saturday, 4th April (NB changed from our original date of 11th April) we have our AGM & Club Day. As always, there will be other members to catch up with, members’ work to marvel at and be delighted by, and an interesting speaker. Not to mention the AGM, the ‘business’ part of the day (which is always improved by contributions from members). I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at Club Day and, as always, there’s no need to book, and no charge for the day.
10:30: Meet and mingle/Browse the Library books
Our display at this Club Day will be Little Books. Please do, therefore, bring along examples of little books you’ve made, been given; or bought. For those books you’ve made a label containing brief details of your inspiration or the workshop or course you made the book at would add interest.
Free tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.
11am-12noon: AGM – Papers and further details to follow
12noon-1:30pm: Bring you own lunch (plus cutlery if required)
1:30pm-2:30pm: Martin Frost: Vanishing Fore edge painting
Vanishing Fore edge painting is now listed as a critically endangered heritage craft. Our speaker for the day, Martin Frost, is one of a very small band of experts who practise this technique. In vanishing fore-edge painting, a page block is fanned out and an image applied to the resultant stepped surface. If the page edges are gilded or marbled, the image disappears when the book is closed. When re-fanned, the painting magically appears. If this explanation is as clear as mud, photos of his work on Martin’s website should enlighten you www.foredgefrost.co.uk
If you’re inspired to try vanishing fore-edge painting as a result of Martin’s talk please see details below about courses at Ardington School of Crafts.