Thoughts Library: Skye Time
November 17, 2012 § 1 Comment
Once a year I drive to Skye, usually through the spectrum of Highland autumn.
After a reasonable interval, my thoughts turned to Thoughts Library – workshop number eleven in the Diary of a Travelling Bookbinder. The six-foot-folding-party-table was erected, parcels of thick cartridge paper unwrapped (John Purcell has posted paper to nearly every island workshop I have ever taught.) And workshop participants arrived from Edinburgh, Switzerland and Iona.
We stitched together books for collections of quotes. We bound personal wisdoms. There were books on how we look at home and at work, island histories, elements of a creative life, Chakra colours and literary anecdotes.
The course coincided with fireworks at Dunvegan Castle, undaunted by sweeping rain.
Each person made a series, contained by a slipcase, a satisfying custom fit.
At the end, after semi-force-feeding of doughnuts, several thoughtful, funny, exquisite libraries had been produced.
See you there next year?