Private Bookmaking Workshop with Cristina Hajosy
Workshop Title: Hand Sewn Artist’s Books with Paste Papers
Date & Time: Sunday, June 26, 2016 – 10am to 4pm
Location: Canton, MA
Limited to 6 students
Tuition: $125 includes all materials and lunch
This all-day workshop takes the bookmaking process from start to finish. Hand-designed papers can be used for all book components, just the covers, just the endpapers, or even just the text block. With unlimited color and texturing choices, Paste Paper is an exciting, easy technique to add to your repertoire.
As one of the earliest forms of decorative papers, Paste Paper is commonly used for bookbinding, as well as calligraphy, printmaking, collage, stamping, and origami. Paste Paper is created using acrylic paint or similar pigments mixed in a suspension of paste. After being applied to a dampened sheet of paper, the colored paste can be patterned by pulling various utensils across the paste.
Hand stitching is a technique for sewing the sections, or “signatures”, of a book together. This workshop will cover 4 different stitch patterns on both soft and hard covers. The pamphlet, long stitch, the chain stitch with beads, and the “Dos Equis” will be covered.
Throughout the day, we’ll construct several projects to practice techniques and to get familiar with the materials.
The morning will begin with creating paste paper designs and small-scale books.
We’ll break for a fresh, vegetarian lunch with homemade soup, salad and sandwiches.
Then, we’ll create a unique, larger-scale artist’s book for the afternoon session.
Open to everyone ages 18 & up, all media and skill levels.
Just a quick note, paste paper is a little messy. I suggest wearing an old shirt!
To see additional hand-sewn, paste paper books and other handmade books and decorative papers, check out my Etsy shop.