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Print, Wax, Poke and Stitch: Stepping into Translucency

Annie Silverman
Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20, 2018, 10-5
$275 non-members $245 members
$30 materials fee includes wax, sewing materials, ink and paper 

This workshop is full.  Call to put your name on the waiting list.

Prints on Japanese paper that are waxed with melted beeswax become strong, translucent, flexible surfaces that welcome techniques like stitching, piercing and sewing. These prints can be used on their own, or combined with other sewn and pierced printed elements to invigorate surface and pattern in unique ways. The prints can be sewn together to create 3-dimensional forms.  Students can bring already existing prints, or create new ones with relief techniques. Simple bookbinding, embroidery and sewing techniques will be demonstrated, along with simple waxing procedures. This workshop would be useful for Bookmakers, 3-D mavens, and those curious to use their prints as materials for other projects.