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May Specials Paper

Paper – Special Session
May 9-15, 2021
Bhavna Mehta
Paper Plus

This workshop will combine paper and thread in a unique process. Using a combination of cotton and abaca pulp, we’ll form small sheets of paper in various sizes and use colored cotton thread to make marks, patterns, and images. We’ll layer embroidery done on Solvy (a water-soluble membrane) onto wet paper and fuse the two materials to make the fibers bond and the images float. Dried paper sheets can be cut, folded, and further embroidered to create objects with volume and narrative. Students will develop their ideas through play, experimentation, and collaboration. All levels. Paper studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), San Diego Book Arts (CA), University of California San Diego Extension Program, Penland; grants: San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst (CA), California Arts Council Artists in Communities.

Bhavna Mehta, "Resist with Your Voice #4," Canson paper, embroidery floss, 15 x 15 x 1/2 inches