Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 FALL - Oct 8-15, 2023

Portland, OR 2023 Registration is NOW OPEN

The Abundant Book

Kate Thompson
9:00 - 4:30
Tues/Wed April 11-12

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$ 365  

I call this The Abundant Book because I celebrate all the beauty I have collected over the years. My love for vintage fabric and papers made me want to put all this goodness together into a book that will be a treasure and add to my beautiful collection of meaningful objects I can get visual pleasure and inspiration from. In this class we will be making a 3 signature art book (9.5" x 6") We will create the pages using a variety of techniques-dyeing, fabric patchworking, collage on paper. We will gather a collection of vintage ephemera to fill in the book pages as well. There are demonstrations on my particular way to collage and paint. Taking these collages a step further by dipping them into dye baths. I demonstrate image transfers, several embroidery stitches which create beautiful mark making, wire work, stitching a patchwork, layering borders and bundles with complexity as well as simplicity. It all comes together as we gather our pages into signatures and sew those signatures to create a beautiful intriguing book.

Materials Fee $ paid at beginning of class includes:

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Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

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