Chad Alice Hagen Bookbinding Workshop

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Sep 27 - Sep 28

300-245 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB.

The Manitoba Craft Council, in association with the Manitoba Fibre Festival, is excited to present a bookbinding workshop with artist Chad Alice Hagen. In this two day workshop, participants will learn how to create two different types of journals/sketchbooks using two different binding techniques.

The Perfect Little Notebook

September 27th: 10am – 5pm (with lunch break from 12pm – 1pm)

Perfect Notebook
The perfect binding (glued binding) is one we handle all the time in our daily lives as ordinary paperback books, yet when used in a handmade notebook it becomes extraordinary. We will make a “Perfect Little Notebook” using this quick and marvelous binding technique as well as tea staining the paper sheets (text block) for an antique look and feel, creating the cover from your favorite cotton or rayon fabric and making a closure from small buttons and ribbons.  Once we finish our small ( 5” x 3.75” ) notebook of 64 pages, information will be shared as how to create larger and different shapes for this binding at home. This very useful little notebook is perfect for daily notes and jottings, ideas for poems, shopping lists, travel journal, and a perfect gift for your hostess, friends or yourself.

A tool kit will be provided for you to use and all required supplies, including some wonderful pieces of fabrics to use on the covers, but you might want to keep your eye open for that special thrift store find, or check your drawers for your favorite saved textile treasures.  Light to medium weight, woven cotton type fabrics work the best.

Supplies Needed for Class:
sharp regular sized sewing scissors
Favorite pieces of light to medium weight (quilt weight) cotton/cotton blend fabric 11″ x 14″

Supplies included in Material Fee:
handouts
use of book binding kit
papers for text block
glues
threads
extra fabrics
All supplies needed to make sketchbook

The Favorite  Sketchbook

September 28th: 10am – 5pm (with lunch break from 12pm – 1pm)

Favourite Sketchbook

There are sketchbooks and sketchbooks, but this particular lovely book has become my favorite and will be yours too!  It opens totally flat, it can be made from easy to find materials, and best of all, it features a textile cover and you made it!  We’ll be making a 6″ x 6″ sketchbook in class with hard covers and 120 pages of multi-media paper.  Once you make this book in class, you’ll know how to make larger and smaller version with whatever paper you want!  You’ll learn all the book making basics and then some…picking the paper you want, folding and tearing sheets with knives, gluing, piercing, sewing, all the fabulous bits that go into making a well-made, useful and enjoyable sketchbook/journal.

A tool kit will be provided for you to use and all the supplies including some wonderful pieces of fabrics to use on the covers, but you might want to keep your eye open for that special thrift store find, or check your drawers for your favorite saved textile treasures.  Light to medium weight, woven  cotton type fabrics work the best.

Supplies Students need to bring:
sharp regular sized sewing scissors
Favorite pieces of cotton (or light weight) textiles 15″ x 15″

Supplies included in Material Fee:
handouts
use of book binding kit
sketch paper
glues
waxed linen
extra fabrics
All supplies needed to make sketchbook

Two Day Workshop fee: $155

Material fee: $60 (includes materials for both days of the workshop and is payable to the instructor)

Registration is limited. Secure your spot today! Pay by Paypal below, or send us an email at: info@manitobacraft.ca




 

Chad Alice Hagen has been exploring resist-dyeing and surface design of hand-felted wool since 1979. She writes extensively on art and feltmaking, and her work has appeared on the covers of “Surface Design Journal,” “Fiberarts,” and “Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot.” Chad has authored three books: “The Weekend Crafter: Feltmaking,” “Fabulous Felt Hats,” and “The Fabulous Felt Scarf.” She teaches in the U.S., Canada and Europe, and maintains a full-time book studio in Snohomish, Washington.

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  1. Catherine says:

    I’d love to take this but I work during the days. Please please please offer something similar on a Saturday?!