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!
Rulers rule, Bari
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.