Have you stitched on paper? Sashiko stitching in the Japanese boro style can be used to make attractive designs on paper. Boro stitched fabric grew out of the need to repair old Indigo dyed cloth in early twentieth century rural Japan.
This workshop will introduce you to different ways of stitching Indigo dyed papers to create beautiful mini artworks for the pages for your book. You will be guided to use the marks on the paper as a suggested design for your page.
You will learn some basic sashiko stitches.
At the end of the day you will take home a beautiful little book to keep or give to someone special.
This workshop will teach you coptic binding or refresh your coptic binding skills. We will bind a small book with a book cloth cover. The decoration of your covers will involve the skills of debossing. or printing with a woodblock.
This workshop will introduce you to the skill of hand papermaking with recycled pulp of different colours. You will learn about the preparation and choice of materials for pulp, how to form a sheet of paper and the pressing and drying of your paper. Pulp will be provided by the tutor. This workshop would also be suitable for papermakers who can make paper and want to extend their skills.
This time together will enable you to make a small book with a handmade paper cover. The pages can be handmade or commercial paper. The simple stitching will provide a sturdy binding which you can try again at your liesure.
The first workshop I am offering this year will be run for Papermakers of Victoria.
February 27/28 2021
It is a 2 day workshop at Bundoora . You will learn to dye with Indigo, rust your paper and bind it into a book. If you are interested, bookings are done through Papermakers of Victoria on their web site INDIGO & RUST
This is my response to the the desperate need for donations to support the bush fire relief fund.
I invite you to come and make a book.
This enormous disaster has touched my heart, which leads me to thinking how poetry also touches my heart. For this workshop I would like you to bring a poem, your own or someone else’s, to write on a beautiful piece of paper and include in your book. You might like to exchange poems with others in the group or find poems from my selection I have gathered over the years.
What we will make:
A small soft cover book to hold in your hand. A repository for poems or words that have helped you make sense of the world.
A time to enjoy ourselves and lighten our hearts while thinking of people who need our help.
A concertina book is a versatile style. It can be a place to store your artwork, a place to write or collect photos. It may be a travel journal to record your next trip. This bookbinding day will provide a delightful day learning how to make a concertina book and a slip case. Come along and make a book for yourself or to give a friend.
If you are an artist you may wish to bring some of your prints, paintings or drawings to include in your book. The book will be approximately 16cm x 12cm
Skills: In this workshop you will learn to make a concertina book with a hard cover, how to make a slip case in which to keep your book. You will also make a series of models showing variations to a concertina binding.