I am running these two workshops for Papermakers of Victoria.
Details and registration are available here: http://papermakers.org.au/workshops/
Garden Notes – Create a Book
I am running this third workshop for the City of Whitehorse at Strathdon, a lovely venue in Forest Hill. This workshop will give you the skills to make your own book to record the delights and changes in your garden.
Your hand-crafted book will feature a hard cover, simple binding and pages suitable for note taking or drawing. You will learn how to create sewn in pockets for storing seeds, plant tags or other precious keepsakes.
Barb will provide you with print blocks to decorate your pages. Creating a handmade book is a unique and creative way to record your garden ideas or keep a nature journal. All materials are provided, for a cost of $10 to be paid to the tutor on the day. Suitable for all skill levels. Where: Strathdon House and Orchard Precinct, 449-465 Springvale Road Forest Hill Victoria 3131 When: Saturday 15 October Time: 10am to 3pm Cost: $75 per day, plus $10 materials fee, payable to tutor on the day. Lunch (vegetarian pizza) is provided. Bookings: Essential, https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/391412815267 What to wear / bring: Materials are provided for a fee of $10 payable to Barb Adams on the day of the workshop. Please wear comfortable clothes to work in. This is a hand-on practical workshop.
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 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.
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
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.
This wrap around book with a strong cover is a useful place to take notes, collect samples, store images or use as a journal on trips. In this workshop you will make two books with art paper pages and a sturdy cover. The binding is simple and there will be time to personalise your book and the book you are giving away. You can make them the same size or make one smaller than the other.
During this 2 session workshop, the fascinating process of dyeing in the Indigo vat will be explored in detail. On the first day you will learn how to wrap, clamp, roll, fold and dip your papers in a variety of ways using a wide variety of commercial and handmade papers. You will dye the fabric for the cover of your book, which you will make in the second session.
Thursday 14th February 2019
Time: All Day 10 – 4
Friday 15th February 2019
Time : Afternoon 1 – 4
Day two is an afternoon session, where you will assemble your beautifully dyed book pages and stitch them together with the indigo dyed thread. This book will be a wonderful place to to display your attractive papers and record what you have learnt about Indigo.
Date & Time: 10 Feb 2019 – 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM Cost: $80.00 for members, $100.00 for non-members.
Venue: This workshop will be held at Stables Studio
Coopers Settlement, Bundoora Park, 1069 Plenty Road, Bundoora
Tutor: Barb Adams
PLEASE NOTE Fees for this workshop $80 members and $100 non members
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.
A day of experimenting and creating with rust, indigo and wax resist on paper.
Anne Cunningham – wax resist & wash
The beginning of any art project is gathering the inspirational materials. At this workshop you will spend the day guided by me as you transform many different paper surfaces. Dipping in indigo, exploring the rusting baths and working with cold wax as a resist, will provide you with a multitude of delightfully coloured papers. There may even be time to make some marks on your papers with ‘natural’ brushes. These lovely papers will be suitable to use in your artwork and there will be an opportunity at the end of the day to plan a follow up book binding workshop, if you want to bind some of your papers into a book at a later date.
Recipes included in the instructions provided.
Tuesday 11th September 2018
Time: 10 – 4
Place: Box Hill North
$70 plus $10 materials fee.
Most materials provided. Please bring some watercolour paper to dye. It doesn’t have to be expensive watercolour paper. The size and shape doesn’t matter.