Cyanotypes and Bookbinding, Friday, June 26th

  • 26 Jun 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Stapleford Granary CB22 5BP
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We will use the beautiful orchard surrounding Stapleford Granary for some of our source materials, and spend the morning creating our cyanotypes. Cyanotypes are negative prints of an object, in this instance flowers/plants, in the recognisable ‘blueprint’ colour. Cyanotypes are produced from a camera-less photographic printing process developed in 1842 by Sir John Herschel, St. John’s College/Cambridge graduate.

Your favourite cyanotype from the morning will then be used as the covering material for your hardbound book made after lunch.

This is a wonderful opportunity to create a unique one-off personal design for your book/s. Cyanotypes are weather dependent, the conditions on the day will determine the number of sheets that you are able to produce during the workshop. If the weather is poor any remaining sheets, in your pack, will be yours to take home for use on a sunnier day

All materials are provided and you will leave with the skills to continue practicing your own cyanotype photography and to reproduce the style of book again at home.  Stapleford Granary has easy car parking.

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