CHINESE THREAD BOOK
CHINESE THREAD BOOK
Days & Dates: Two days, Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8, 2022
Times: 10 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Standard - Check in at 9:45 AM
Venue: Zoom, to be recorded with recording access for 2 months following class, for registrants only.
Skill Level: All Levels Welcome! Small class sizes allow for concentrated attention to details.
Class Description: The Chinese Thread Book, or Zhen Xian Bao, is an intriguing combination of bound book, origami folds, and a multi compartmented box for storing all kinds of treasures. Our books will be made with beautiful hand dyed and handmade papers created by your instructor using indigo grown in her garden, rust printed paper and pieces of natural dyed papers for inclusion.
The class meets for two days for a total of seven hours.
The Materials Kit will include all of the papers you will need, a set of templates and a link to a video from the class will be available for two months after the final hour of the workshop.
Chinese thread books originated in central China. Women in small villages made them to carry their sewing supplies: threads, snips of fabric, needles, paper patterns, and other relatively flat treasures, all folded and tucked into pockets. We will make a Zhen Xian Bao that will have 15 different compartments to store all kinds of treasures - or to create your own story discovered in one secret compartment after another.
The high quality materials kit and postage fee are all included in this class price. Registration closes on September 23, the Autumnal Equinox to allow for kit mail outs and arrivals by October 5.
This class will meet on Zoom. Registrants will be provided with meeting details for class entry. Please become familiar with Zoom applications before class this will provide for a more relaxing experience at class time. Note taking suggested.
The class is lecture style with hands on demonstrations. Student participation during class time is invited. The class will be recorded for viewing and downloading.
Hands on during class demonstrations is invited and time is allowed for sharing, questions and review.