Dear Everyone ~
I will be teaching four workshops in October and November:
one new class, one new-ish class, and two “classics.”
All four workshops are fine & fun for students who have not yet made a book or box,
and everyone leaves class with a finished masterpiece.
Also this fall, Becka Bravo will be offering all three levels of her popular
Modern Calligraphy: Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced.
The long-stitch-link-stitch (triple-hyphenated) stitch can be used to
create several different stitching patterns, as shown here.
The book we will make in this new workshop has nine signatures.
It makes a lovely album, journal, or sketchbook.
The way we stitch the signatures to the cover ensures a little bit of space,
so this book structure is ideal for including ephemera or photos.
For your cover, you’ll choose from a dozen subtle shades
of Saint-Armand 100% cotton printmaking paper.
In Introduction to Boxmaking
we make a keepsake box whose dimensions (4½ x 6½ x 2)
are perfect for postcards (to be written, or those received!) or photos.
The box’s lining is archival to protect your paper treasures.
You’ll finish off your box with an Italian cotton ribbon closure.
Coptic-stitch with hard covers is a traditional binding technique,
dating back to 2nd century Egypt.
In this new workshop, we will make a set of covers in class,
using Japanese paper, for you to take home in order to make a second book.
In class, you will select from an assortment of pre-made
covers for the book you make here. You will then know how to use this
style of binding on your own with a wide range of cover materials.
The Simple Keepsake Box is dandy on your desk or dresser,
and gorgeous as a gift. The box is a petite but practical cube (3 x 3 x 3),
and you’ll embellish its flat lid with your choice of a button or two from Soutache
(which we will visit, just down the block).
Introduction to Boxmaking
Simple Keepsake Box
Bari Zaki Studio gift certificates are available for a specific workshop
or for a specific dollar amount (which the lucky recipient can apply).
If you’d like to include a bone folder or other tool with a certificate,
we’ll be delighted to wrap them as a “set.”
Feeling fall-ish, Bari