The theme of the Workshop this time for the lucky 20 members was textile and paper Fashion Books, however members were free to make books about whatever subject they wanted if this wasn't up their street.
Over the course of two days members were shown how to construct books in the style of Frances, and were guided along by her, as well as being given free access to her own books to give them inspiration.
Here are the members books as they were at the end of the course - I am looking forward to the finished items, they all look fantastic!
Jane's lovely shoes
Jan's 1970's inspired book
Look, a dress! With a zip!
Liz's 1960's themed book
Rona's stepping back in time to the Roaring 20s
Davina's cover is a combination of paper and lace
Margaret's book, inspired by Laura Ashley. Hands up who had that wallpaper!
Wendy's cover is in the form of a building
Jess's stylish cover takes inspiration from sewing patterns
...and so does the inside, along with some wise words
Jen's book also harks back to a time LONG before we were around...
More shoes, this time from Natalie
And some brilliant drawings on the inside
Vanessa's colourful book is based on the '60s
Deborah's Ra-Ra skirt may a bit be too familiar to some of us!
With two weddings in the family in the past year,
Julie has chosen an appropriate theme!
Lots of vintage bits and pieces attached to Irene's book
Jane C's lovely dyed pages with a beaded cover
Wyn has gone back to a time only she can remember
(I'm going to pay for that...)
Abi is referencing Dior's post-war New Look
Janice's book is very glamorous!
Anne's book has a beautiful hand-painted cover...
...and a beautiful hand-painted inside, too
And Sandra scampered off before I could get a photo of her work!