Notes from meeting 20/08/21

For next week:

Tony – will focus on Tens book for PAGES (maybe also spiral text for book).

Kit – work on Tangram title text and also either the map of the Severn or more fish drawings

Jane – Will take the palm book forward exploring format, light sensitivity etc

Frances – Work on Tens book for PAGES and explore paper options for Water book

Antoinette – start to assemble final pop-op section for Matisse Birds book

It was agreed that by next week, those wishing to contribute to the Tens book would have ideas in progress and be working towards a book, not necessarily with a cover, to test out how it fits in the cigar box during our physical get-together on 10 September.


trying to cut a simple circle of the right size an cleanly took most of yesterday. Of all the tools shown the only one that works is the Japanese cutter, top left. Just in case anyone needs to know

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    Hole cutters

Friday 13 August meeting

Present: Kit, Tony, Antoinette, Tricia, Frances

Actions for next week:

Tony – continue working on spiral structure and 

Kit – Closure for 10s book and cyan experiments on Rivers cover

Tricia – Continue work on Shoe and Hare printing

Antoinette – complete base and shadows

Frances – Complete structure in order to consider additional content

Deadline for Tens Books: we agreed to finalise our own contribution concepts and structure by 27 August meeting, and to have a version without a cover ready to test in the cigar box at Kit’s on 10 September.

Zoom meetings: The subscription for the full version of Zoom will expire after the Sue Doggett workshop. Please could all Bandits check to see if they have or can install Skype (which may include needing to set up a Microsoft or Skype account).  From September meetings will be via Skype, which is very similar to Zoom, but it allows 100 hours free per month, with a maximum of 4 hours per meeting.

Meeting notes 16 July

Apologies: Zoe and Caroline

Commitments for next week:

Frances – experiment with pop-op, structure, text and closure

Tony – Imagery and text re-working

Tricia – Start editing next story and more work on Hares book

Antoinette – Re-do first layer of birds in style of the second

Kit: Organising and magnets

Further discussion:

Should Bernard be asked to join the Book Band? Kit had conversation with him that led her to believe he could be a valuable new addition.

Photography of work: Frances is concerned about quality of presentation – we will consider options.


Shoes of shadows

These are the photos of the completed book for the first book in the series. 

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Work in progress Neckinger River

TB personal project work in progress test with Hahune Muhle 350 gsm etching natural.  I am reverting back to Fabriano4, 250 gsm from a roll

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    Hidden river
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    Hidden river
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    Hidden river
    TB personal project work in progress test with Hahune Muhle paper 350 gsm etching natural

Cover of Shoes of Shadows

This book is the first one of six, all mini-sagas, ‘shoes of magi and magic’. The illustrations are drawn using an iPad program. The book and the artwork done by Tricia Torrington. This book, The Shoes of Shadows, is a concertina book.

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    Tricia Torrington
    Tricia Torrington

Meeting 9 July

Apologies:  Kit, Zoe and Caroline

Personal Project actions undertaken for next week:

Jane:  Go back to computer research (and possibly start work on artist profile).

Tricia:  Finish and bind Shadows shoe book

Antoinette:  Create next pop-up layer

Tony: Work on swivel opening and text for spiral.

Frances: Investigate printing options and resolve triangle drawing issue.

Suggestion from Frances – should we document work in progress where appropriate for these meeting note update? 

Recent meetings

We have just welcomed Antoinette and Jane as new members of The Book Band.  There are several ongoing projects, specifically ‘Ten Ways of Seeing’ for Turn the Page, ‘Random’, an extensible flexible set of books, ‘Tangram’ which is almost completed and ‘Pillow Book’.

A new departure is that each member is pursuing a personal project, collaborating with the group by seeking and giving constructive criticism, providing ideas and suggestions, discussing possible techniques and tools,  with the intention of encouraging individual growth of individual artists.

Please post any work-in-progress images if you feel they will add to our ability to publicise work for potential exhibitions and competition, as well as completed work as high quality images (use the Upload Pictures) option to add to our private Image Gallery.

Current state of play:

Tricia: a book on shoes – for next week Tricial will test out methods of printing

Tony: the Neckinger river – for next week, make a box to put the book into

Jane: a toolbox that will contain boxes/books on the use and beauty of tools – for next week, bind the first book and consider display possibilities. Also think about writing an artist’s profile.

Caroline: a work based on stitch, amulets and personally important objects. For next week, keep experimenting with making and asking others for input. Consider paper versus fabric.

Zoe: Folded works using text about isolation, personal and in nature. Next week, concentrate on the favourite brochure structure and consider content.

Frances: No Thing So Ordinary, a continuation of the Sue Doggett project, part I is on Water.  Next week, concentrate on content, but also extend maquettes for basic triangular pyramid.

Notes from meeting 11/12/20

Jobs to be done:
Regarding SAB meeting space:
Me – contact Lizzi’s replacement at SIT (I will also ask about exhibition opportunities)
Zoe – contact Sub Rooms and Stroudwater Textiles
Tony – get back to Rosie to ask her if she will pursue the Museum options
Tricia – contact Chapel Arts
Work to be completed:
Response to Museum in the Park’s online archive – priority
Random books – additional small books to Kit if you feel inclined
Stitch in Time – complete when possible and forward to Caroline as collection point
Tangram box – Tony will complete that after his house move when possible
Theatre boxes – we didn’t discuss this, but recently it was mentioned that some of us are thinking of doing additional boxes.