BOOKS & PAPER SUMMER SESSION 1
MAY 28–JUNE 2, 2023
Clothbound: Textiles in Book Form
This fabric-inspired book arts class will focus on structures and techniques especially suitable for textile inclusions, such as Japanese stab bindings, medieval limp bindings, and scrolls. We will explore how traditional fiber techniques—including stitching, patchwork, and weaving—can be used to create unique and tactile book components. We will also learn to stabilize textiles with interfacing, mull, and wax. Simple mark making, staining, and relief printing will be used to customize our work. With daily demonstrations and hands-on instruction, students will create several books, which, depending on each student’s skill level, may range from blank journals with fabric covers to more elaborate artist books. All levels. Books studio.
Book and fiber artist; teaching: Arrowmont (TN), Fibre Arts Australia, Langwe Ateljé (Sweden), Virginia Center for the Book; exhibitions: Festival of Quilts (UK), Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (OH), Kyoto Shibori Museum (Japan), Sandy Gallery (OR), Wayne Art Center (PA); publications: Little Book of Book Making by Charlotte Rivers, Slow Stitch, Mindful and Contemplative Textile Art, by Claire Wellesley-Smith.