Thoughts Library: Skye Time

November 17, 2012 § 1 Comment

Once a year I drive to Skye, usually through the spectrum of Highland autumn.

Timber House is the creation of dynamic design duo Moleta Monro and I am lucky to own a small share. The pure-lined minimalism allows me to imagine an uncluttered reality….

Timber House

It is a good place to stop, and look and re-calibrate. Last year Hannah Nunn wrote this about her stay.

Stopping. As caught by Hannah Nunn

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.

Thoughts Libraries under construction

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.

Jane’s variegated threads

At the end, after semi-force-feeding of doughnuts, several thoughtful, funny, exquisite libraries had been produced.

Slim tomes. Satisfying slipcases

The view:

See you there next year?




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