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.