Workshop – Bookmaking Basics: Sewing on Frames I – 02.25.18

Workshop – Bookmaking Basics: Sewing on Frames I – 02.25.18

This workshop introduces the technique of binding a book on a frame, a practice that dates back to the Middle Ages. After looking at examples of antique books, and learning how to string the sewing frame, we will create a model book using three different techniques of sewing across the spine.

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Japanese Screen Structures Workshop – 07.14.16

Japanese Screen Structures Workshop – 07.14.16

The Japanese Screen structure is a form of board book that can be used in inventive ways. It displays easily, making a table screen that is both functional and decorative. In this workshop we will make a basic double-fold triptych structure. We will wrap the boards with Japanese papers and form sturdy hinges to join the panels allowing the screen to be opened for display or folded for storage. Techniques for adding imagery will be discussed as we look at some examples of how this structure can be used to create artist books.

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Gelli-Plate Printing Workshop – 06.29.16

Gelli-Plate Printing Workshop – 06.29.16

Play with gelli plates, stencils, string, leaves, and other pattern-making materials as you cover papers with layers of acrylic painted monoprints. Your beautiful papers can be used later to make one of a kind artist books, folios, notecards, or gift boxes.

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