Plans for 2017

Our January meeting was very eventful, and full of planning for this coming year. We will be learning skills to create the makings of an artists book; leather bound, containing handmade paper. We have already made quite a bit of paper, and will be making more. We will learn book-binding, paper marbling, ink making, pen making, and many other wonderful crafts that have long been forgotten. We are looking forward to this year!

What we have been doing:

The Artisan Guild of Southern Illinois has been very busy in 2016.  We planned a theme for our Heritage Arts meeting: The Bread Basket.  We made many items using many different heritage arts.  These items included making strawberry jelly, forging condiment spoons, while we learned some blacksmithing skills, weaving a basket for our bread, and of course, making our own bread.  We had such a good time this past year, and we look forward to working on our next project: The Artists Book.