Don’t mind the dark blots on the left-side endpaper. That’s archival glue that hasn’t dried fully yet. This is also Philippine handmade paper. The swirls are made of paper as well – it’s NOT a print. I believe this paper was made in Batangas although it is being sold at the malls or in National Bookstore, in different color varieties.
Some of my classmates are librarians, but some, like me, wanted to learn how to make pretty and useful things. This three-day workshop was held on May 16, 23 and 30, at the Lopez Museum in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Paper artist Loreto Apilado, our teacher, is conducting a Book Repair workshop soon. I want to study that too!
For more details on activities at the Lopez Museum, visit their blog.