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Inky Fabric Journal

Sophie DeCort
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday & Friday

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$ 320  

Get lost in “Your World” of papers, fabrics, inks and buttons !
In this intensive workshop we will work with as much as possible different kind of papers and combine them with fabric, lace and buttons. During these 3 days I will submerge you with different techiques to give colored dimensions to your pages. I will show you a bookbinding technique where we use buttons to hold your signatures. You will take home a journal that never tires to flick through.
 

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

Gesso, Waxed linen thread, bookcovers, bookbinding needle, my favorite Belgian papers, lace, underpaper, newsprint paper,
I share my travel sewing machine, stencils, stamps, paints, inks and stamping brush, chocolates (not to miss)
 

 Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

- 3 colors of liquid acrylics (golden), colors that you like seeing together (try to work around a color for your book (paint as well as fabric) I like to mingle quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold with any kind of blue-green and Carbon Black but choose colors that match your fabrics )
- Fabric :
You can for sure bring scraps or ribbons that are sold for quilting
Think wide spectrum : scraps of : lace, curtains, old clothes, bed sheets, linen, old bags, scarves, sofa’s, a few printed cotton fabrics
Old white cotton (bed sheets ?), check flea markets 
- Self healing cutting mat
- eyelet setter (max 1 or 1.5 mm opening = 1/16”)
- Craft knife (sharp blade)
- 2 big glue sticks
- Black fine sharpie
- Scissors
- Ruler (at least 40cm – 16 inch)
- Baby wipes
- Water container
- Spray bottle
- 3 paint brushes : (1 bristle brush 1 inch – 1 soft nylon 1 inch – 1 soft nylon 1/5 inch)
- Watercolor paper : 
20 PAGES of watercolor paper size : 4.5-5.5 inch 
You can use all same thickness of paper (I like a variety of thickness in the paper I use in my books)
Thickness can be 85 lb (180 gr) / 100 lb (260 gr) / 140 lb (300 gr)
You can use Canson, Bristol paper (no preference here)
It is very important your papers are cut to size prior to the class
- Assorted papers (just a few)
From : vintage books, old handwritten papers, magazines, gelliprints, background papers, painted underpaper, collage paper, scrapbook paper, printing paper, tracing paper (varying thickness is great), wax paper…

- Embellishments : embroidery floss, lace, buttons (for your spine), ribbons, beads,
- Sewing machine

If you are traveling, we will have 5 machines available to share for this class . If you live locally, please bring your machine and let us know so we can reserve for others

Any questions : decortsophie@yahoo.com
To see more of my work : Instagram : sophiedecort
 

Most of the required supplies for your classes can be pre-ordered from Collage. They will be ready and waiting for you to pick up when you arrive at the retreat. To order supplies, contact Maria Ralaigh

 


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