Dear Everyone ~
A pair of seats are still available for Crossed Snowshoes on Saturday, January 19.
In this new three-ish hour workshop, each student will make a
"fancy pamphlet" with a cover of Saint-Armand handmade paper
and two 4-page signatures.
The elegant track of x-stitches down its slim spine
evokes a set of snowshoe tracks in fresh powder.
The front and back covers wrap inside to form an interior envelope pocket.
A pair of seats are still avaiable for the quadruple-hyphenated Long-stitch-link-stitch Binding with Hand-folded Envelopes two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26. In this new weekend-long workshop, each student will construct two hand-made envelopes using a technique I refer to as a "paper sandwich." We layer a decorative sheet, an adhesive sheet, and a lightweight sheet to make a sturdy envelope (without a template!) with a custom string-and-button closure. We will take a little field trip down the block to Soutache to select delightful buttons to complement your envelopes, which bind in between the book's three signatures. This makes a wonderful ephemera album or travel diary, with hard covers and a soft fabric spine.
On Saturday, March 2, I will teach a new workshop, Interwoven Folio Book, a newish-to-me technique that I'm excited to share. The papers you will use to make your non-adhesive folio are particulalry deluxe. Your accordion super-structure of St-Armand handmade paper holds eight folios (of Bockingford 300 gsm watercolour paper) together. As you can see, the accordion-ing involves precision measuring, hand cutting and paper folding ... but no sewing or gluing!
P.S. We are delighted to be able to use handmade papers from Saint-Armand in Montreal in our workshops. We have also brought in a new supply of non-padded Saint-Armand watercolour sheets in two sizes. Pads of White are now back in stock in two sizes; pads of Cream are still backordered.