2017: Oct 28 – 29, Natural Dye + Bookmaking


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October 28 – 29, 2017
Saturday & Sunday,  10 – 5 pm
Cost: $239 (price includes a $15 materials fee)
Instructor: Delaney Smith

Description: This courses focuses on two simple processes: natural dye on paper and simple book making techniques. We will achieve a range of color on cotton paper, using every day dye sources like avocado, onion skins, hibiscus, and rosemary. The pages will then be gathered and transformed into books using pamphlet and stab binding. These handmade books can be starting points for drawing or creative writing, but can also stand on their own as a work of art.

Students should bring to the class:

  • Heavy duty awl (such as Lineco)
  • Bone folder (such as Lineco)
  • 100% cotton paper of your choice (we will tear sheets down in class)
  • linen bookbinding thread, 38 gauge, 3 ply thickness  (such as Lineco)
  • bookbinding needle
  • PVA glue
  • foam brush
  • metal 18-24 inch ruler
  • utility knife + blades