ONLINE Making Paper Cloth - Thurs 11th January 2024 at 10am
Included in this ONLINE class:
- 2 hours of live, expert tuition in a small & friendly class
- Unlimited access to watch again until 11th March 2024
- High quality, downloadable handouts
- Opportunities to seek feedback from your tutor & connect with fellow students via our online blackboard
BOOKING DEADLINE: Thurs 28th December at 12pm UK TIME
Tutor: Janina Maher
Thurs 11th January 10am - 12pm (UK time)
Equipment & materials list
Come and learn a mixed media technique that is great for upcycling all those pieces of paper ephemera you have been keeping (receipts, labels, maps etc.) to make paper-cloth sheets. Then use your sheets to make a handmade soft cover notebook, sewn collage pictures and many other items.
Janina will start the demonstration by showing four simple techniques for decorating your own papers. Then she will show how to make sheets of paper-cloth by laminating decorative, recycled and tissue papers onto muslin. Once dry they can be decorated with paints and inks and she will cover techniques of stencilling, and also making your own foam block stamps.
The sheets cross the boundary between paper and fabric and are quite sturdy, so they can be easily cut, glued and sewn. Janina will show examples of what can be made with sheets included some stitched collages which have been embellished with beads and sequins. She will also demonstrate step by step how to make a pamphlet stitch book with one of the sheets.
This is an ideal workshop if you want to try something a bit different and are happy to experiment with the materials. (Please note that only the first section of the class will be work-along, due to drying times.)
Specific skills you will learn at the workshop
- Selection of appropriate papers to use for paper cloth
- Lamination of muslin, papers and tissue together
- How to make your own stamps
- Introduction to bookbinding skills by making a pamphlet stitch booklet with closure
All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Janina will offer feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.
We suggest that you do not buy any specialist materials more than one week in advance as, occasionally, a class may be cancelled due to low enrolment.