Some Bookbinding and sewing experience helpful
Inspired by this quote, we have created a journal that celebrates the Wanderer.
Tuck it into your knapsack for that next adventure to Morocco, Australia or your favorite neighborhood coffee house.
You will begin by layering fabric, gelatin-printed and painted papers and stitching on them to create a wrap-around cover. Inside there are pockets to hold pencils, pens, paper, maps and treasures you collect along the way.
We will paint papers of all kinds; both opaque and transparent, using acrylics, gelatin plates, maps and stencils. Each of the four signatures has its own machine-stitched fabric wrap with laces, ribbons, pockets and more. There are blank watercolor paper pages to chronicle your explorations.
Skills you will learn or build on
• Collage Principles
• Creating a Visual Narrative Using Words and Images
• Layering Papers and Fabrics Together
• Machine Stitching
Materials Fee $40 paid at beginning of class includes:
Use of instructors’ bookbinding tools and needles
Use of instructors’ brushes
Use of instructors’ decorative scissors
Fabric glue sticks
Use of instructors’ irons and ironing boards
Golden Artists' Paints
Sewing machine needles
Watercolor paper for pages
There will be five sewing machines available to share. If you have a machine please bring it!
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
Apron or paint shirt
Cutting mat (if you have one)
Gelli plate (if you have one)
Paint brushes 1" or wider for acrylics
Papers of all kinds
Ribbons and lace
Rotary cutter (if you have one)
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