THANK YOU! This session is now full. The Shell Collector - June 2021
This session is now full. We are offering another session this summer. Dates coming soon. Thank you for your interest.
The Shell Collector is a love for working with your hands, mixed media, indigo dyed paper and cloth, book arts and the sea.
The workshop provides a box kit filled with gifts from the sea, predrilled clam shells for a books cover, paper to create nine signatures for your shell book, waxed linen thread for binding, a box to embellish with seashells for holding the finished shell book, a selection of seashells, indigo dyed cotton and silk, papers and some mixed media surprises.
A supply list of mostly supplies you may already have (glue, hot glue gun/glue sticks, thread and needle, paintbrush, etc.) will be emailed to registrants when registration closes.
Two afternoon sessions working with indigo dyed fabric create a small bag to hold your seashell book. Line your box with indigo fabric and embellish the outside with a variety of beautiful seashells and treasures.
Learn to bind your predrilled clam shell book cover with signatures you have created with papers provided in your kit. Of course, indigo and naturally dyed text, watercolor and handmade paper will be packed with care in your kit. Finish your book by filling the pages during class demos with mixed media techniques to act as background for text, journaling, photo transfer, sketches and more.
DATES: Saturday, June 26, 2021 and July 10, 2021
TIME: 2:00-5:00 PM EST
REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 11. KITS SHIP JUNE 14.
The registration includes one kit and shipping in the United States. Once registration closes you will receive an email with information for joining the workshop on Zoom. If you are not familiar with the Zoom applications please review before class starts for a more enjoyable experience.
The class takes place online with Zoom. Expect lively conversation and hands on demonstrations, visuals and detailed photographs. The class times are scheduled for Eastern Standard Time and will be recorded for viewing at a later date if a portion of the workshop is missed or is needed for reference.
Handmade Small Book in a Clay House
SOLD, special order only.
This small hand built kiln fired earthenware house is stained with homemade indigo ink from the artist’s 2020 fall indigo harvest. The piece is finished with a hand waxed buffed finish.
The book is all white blank 90lb. watercolor paper with off white waxed linen thread binding the pages with a kettle stitch.
The price of the book includes Standard USPS shipping.