Saturday & Sunday, February 6 & 7, 2016
Class Fee: $275.00
We're happy to welcome book artist Leslie Marsh back to Gilding the Lily as our first teacher of the new year. Over this two-day workshop, Leslie will show participants how to how to solder, stamp and embellish book covers, and how to bind them into a treasured book using Coptic binding - a technique that has been used since the second century. At the same time, she will show students how to to coax beautiful prints onto paper for their pages using leaves, heat and water. While we will be dyeing paper during the workshop, Leslie will talk about how the same process can be applied to dyeing fabric. The skills (and handouts) students leave this technique-ﬁlled workshop with will arm them to make books of all sizes.
Kits will include everything necessary to complete a 6- by 4-inch book similar as shown. Participants will have the option of emailing their own photos to be used in their covers to Leslie for sizing and printing before the workshop.
Supply to Bring:
Small cutting mat to work on (doesn't need to be large)
Paper awl (lightweight needle type) http://www.utrechtart.com/Lineco-Light-Duty-Awl--Fine-Point… Ruler, Scissors, Ultra ﬁne Sharpie, Safety glasses
Chasing hammer http://contenti.com/hammers/chasing-n-riveting
Eyelet setter 1/16" http://www.volcanoarts.com/cart/eyelets/
* Bone folder * Mechanical pencil (because a ﬁne line will be better)
* Bench block http://contenti.com/steel-economy-bench-blocks
* These items are necessary to complete the book, but, if people are willing to share, Leslie will have some they can use. We don't want the tool list to be overwhelming!