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Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 19-26, 2022

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The Nomad Book

Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Fri/Sat Oct 21-22

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$ 375  

This workshop we will create a fabric book with 6 pages. These pages could stand on their own as original art. For the cover we will create an abstract dress. There will be much layering and stitching. Attention to the layout is very important and a big part of the creative process. Next we will create our own ephemera with collage, charcoal, gesso, pencil scribblings on top of vintage ledger paper. I will include a piece of plastered lace for one of the pages. I will show you how to create acrylic image transfer skins as the centerpiece of the front cover. Cold wax will be applied to one of the pages and we will stitch into it to create a very rich intriguing texture.

Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:

6  pages, ruler binding, image transfers, lace, doily, dress pattern, resin paper, glassine paper and an awl

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Even though I have enclosed 6 pieces of fabric for your book, you may want to bring some vintage lace or fabric just to have some other pieces but not necessary.
Watercolors- Yellow ochre (I use Daniel Smith Burgandy Yellow ochre but you can use any brand of watercolor in yellow ochre) and Daniel Smith undersea green
BRUSHES- round watercolor brushes, 2” utility brushes, sponge brushes.
Gesso, clear gesso
Matte gel medium
Wire brushes for distressing fabrics
Ephemera—photograph your own artwork and make copies, collect old books. Here is a beautiful site that sells wonderful vintage ephemera and other items. https://monahanpapers.com/
Embroidery floss and embroidery needles
Mr. Clean magic sponges- you can get these at any grocery store in the cleaning department
Charcoal pencil, Derwent XL Black charcoal block

Click here for a printable page

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