Friday, 21 March 2014



Sometimes pinning drawings to the wall is just not enough.  I wanted my pupils to gather their drawings in the form of a book.

We used goose quills and ink to decorate the front and back covers.  The children learned that repetitive words can make a great pattern and texture, regardless of spelling!  They loved to break all the handwriting rules: no spaces between lines or words, mixing upper and lower case letters, vertical, horizontal and diagonal directions, and drips and splashes allowed.

Drawings were glued together in a long panel and the pages were simply constructed, folded concertina style.  

Simple little fastenings were made by wrapping pieces of scrap fabric around the finished article, and adding the used quill.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful treasures! What a lovely way to package artwork.