Friday, July 25, 2008

barbie dream catcher

camp counselor shem just sent these images of her amazing hula hoop dream catcher. and it's PINK!!!

summer camp crafts workshop

the upcoming paper nerds workshop is dedicated to SUMMER CAMP CRAFTS! this is a great way to celebrate the end of summer. shem bedos is our guest camp counselor. she is an expert dream catcher fabricator and she has been known to make huge dream catchers with HULA HOOPS...woah!

AUGUST 17, 2008
1:00 - 4:00

what you will learn:
you will learn how to construct a dreamy dream catcher with willow branches, thread, feathers and beads; god's eye's (ojo de dios) with colorful yarn and sticks; colorful beads made from junk mail and paper scraps; paper pin wheels; beaded safety pin jewelry; and more!

all materials and tools will be provided, as well as instructions and notes to take home, but you are welcome to bring your own crafty supplies.

materials provided:
yarn, thread, cord, and leather
willow branches
paper and paper scraps
safety pins
pop cycle sticks
tons of art supplies (color pencils, paints, pastels, etc.)

Please contact us to register as soon as possible as space is limited!

Monday, July 21, 2008

books and more books

the japanese sewn binding workshop was super. we look forward to offering additional book binding workshops in the future.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

japanese sewn bindings

our intern made this sweet little book. the design is inspired by composition notebooks. we will see you at the workshop this sunday...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

welcome, bienvenido, velkommen...

welcome to our shiny new paper nerds blog. this site will be a forum for sharing information about our creative workshops. here, you will find images of art, handiwork, crafts and the folks that create them. to learn about our past workshops go here.
japanese binding workshop:
our next workshop is a book binding workshop...

what you will learn:
you will learn how to construct a japanese sewn book. pouch books are so called because their pages, folded at the fore edge and sewn at the back edge, form pouches, but their japanese name translates simply as 'for hole'.

all materials necessary to create the basic book structure will be provided, as well as instructions and notes to take home. paper nerds will provide a variety of decorative papers and materials to decorate to book, but you are welcome to bring your own!

the japanese sewn binding workshop will be on july 20, from 1:00-4:30. the cost for the workshop (including materials) is $55.00. the number of participants is limited to 6. priority will be given to those who register early. Please email us to register and to receive more information.
You will fold paper for your text block, cut decorative paper for the cover, make koyori for the inner binding, punch holes with an awl, sew, and viola! above is a detail of the sewn corner.
A detail of a cloud that i painted on the back cover. Visit this website for more information about the tradition of Japanese bookbinding.
a paper cloud applique' was sewn with a blanket stitch to cover...sweet!