Here's an example of a Secret Scottish Rubbish Binding, that I had brought to show the participants before we started.
Participants were asked to bring their own box board to the class, so there was a good variety of cover materials: cereal boxes, tissue boxes, shipping boxes, etc. We used a variety of discarded papers for the pages, and colourful plastic bags for sewing. Here I am, demonstrating the "sewing" process using a plastic bag.
Here is some of the work in progress. There does seem to be a lot of rubbish scattered around on the tables!
Finished books, and a shot of some spines so you can see how the plastic bag looks.
I also took this little sample with me. This is the same book structure, but it's made from new materials, no rubbish included. I wanted to show the workshop participants that they could use the technique this way as well and it looks pretty, but I honestly like the rubbish books better.
One of the people who attended this workshop, very kindly took some time to write up instructions for making this and she posted them on her blog along with pictures. Check it out at PebblesandButtons.com. If you try it, I hope you come back and tell us about it!