Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Project - Oil and Cotton Creative Exchannge

hello friends! paper nerds is evolving. many of the classes, as well as new workshops are now being offered at Oil and Cotton. Thanks to all that have attended our workshops, shared their creativity and supported us!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

more paper chandeliers...

last friday's paper chandelier class was full of paper bits and sewing notions. thanks to all that came, especially the lidji family! for those of you that were unable to attend, we are teaching paper chandeliers (and screen printing) at bows and arrows. please contact alicia & adam if you would like to register. they are located in east dallas at 1925 greenville avenue.

June 30, 6-8 PAPER CHANDELIER $50
July 21, 6-8 DIY SCREEN PRINTING $60
July 29, 6-8 PAPER CHANDELIER $50
August 11, 6-8 PAPER CHANDELIER $50
August 12, 6-8 DIY SCREEN PRINTING $60

Monday, June 7, 2010

...paper chandeliers...

our next workshop is FULL. we are teaching the traditional craft of the pajaki, a paper chandelier.
these colorful examples of polish folk art have recently been popping up on many design blogs. our pal and local artist, shari suggested we add paper chandeliers to our workshop roster.

we may be teaching this class again, we will keep you posted.

Monday, May 24, 2010


thanks to our very talented group of students, we had a great class. we were inspired by everyone's creative designs and exploration of this down and dirty printing technique...

Monday, May 10, 2010

summer workshop schedule...

 silk screen prints made with pennsylvania dutch folk art motiff
join us this summer!

if you would like to register for a class you may contact us @
shannondp(at)gmail.com or brewertl(at)gmail.com

may 23. diy silk screen printing. 1-4pm - $50 in advance-$55 at door
 june 13. paper chandeliers (see above). 1-3pm - $40 in advance-$45 at door 
june 19. at we are 1976! paper marbling 11-1pm - $65
july 18. paper making. 1-4pm - $80 in advance-$85 at door
july 25. felting w/ guest teacher lizzy wetzel 1-4pm - $65
polish paper chandeliers/mobiles, known as pajaki

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

paper marbling

please join us for paper marbling:
swirls of color on beautiful papers...
april. 25. marbling (cost: $60 in advance, $65 at the door) 1pm to 3pm!!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

kozo and gampi

we just received materials for our Japanese paper making class. Above are bundles of kozo and gampi...

Monday, March 22, 2010

basket class

we had an amazing basket weaving class this weekend. jan was an excellent teacher and our students blew us away with their creativity and skill. THANKS to all that joined us!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

coptic binding...

we had a very sweet class this sunday. thanks so much for joining us. books were sewn and covered with lovely papers.

Monday, March 1, 2010

paper flower class @ we are 1976

Join us on SATURDAY, MARCH 13th 11am-1pm for our PAPER FLOWER SCULPTURE
workshop at We Are 1976!!!

Learn to create paper flowers from recycled pages of vintage books. Students will produce
a bouquet composed of delicate paper flowers and branches found in nature. We will also demonstrate a technique used in paper conservation to tone paper in baths of acrylic paint and water. The dyed pages will be used to create brightly colored paper petals to contrast with the creamy colors of the old book pages. Students will also receive a gift wrapped present as well!

Workshop Costs $45 (All materials included.)
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. workshop@weare1976.com or 214-821-1976

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

coptic binding

we still have room in the COPTIC BINDING workshop on february 28th from 1-4pm. all materials and tools will be provided. this class is $75 in advance and $80 at the door. please let us know if you would like to register!

students will learn link stitch sewing, how to cover boards, and how to attach board covers to the text block. this book has exposed sewing on the spine. tish ordered beautiful hand-dyed thread for the sewing. we will use an assortment of decorative papers to cover the hard board covers of the book.

coptic binding
refers to methods of bookbinding developed by early christians in egypt, the copts, and used from as early as the 2nd century ad to the 11th century. the term is also used to describe modern bindings sewn in the same style. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

basket weaving!!!

we are very excited to announce our first basket weaving class!!! we are honored to have guest instructor jan schmidt as a visiting teacher on MARCH 21, 2010 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
you can learn more about Jan and to see examples of her baskets here.
in this workshop we will learn to weave a 13" x 8" x 12" market basket with handle. this basket has a solid woven bottom with a solid wood handle that is woven in, making for a very strong basket. we will wrap the handle for a finished look. multiple color choices will be available.
the cost of the class is $35 dollars in advance and $40 at the door. registration is limited and there are many people that expressed great interest in joining, so early registration in HIGHLY recommended.  please forward to others that might be interested!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

paper sculpture...

we had a super class this past sunday. the studio was filled with old paper, branches, and birds. thanks to the great participants! thanks to elizabeth for making the woven bird! it is nice to learn something new from our students.