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Starburst Binding Class NEW! June 9

$115.00

Starburst Binding Class NEW! June 9

$115.00
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CLASS_STARSTCH_0609
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Starburst Binding
Saturday, June 9th, 10:30-5pm.
Instructor: Kristen Lewis
It's hard to believe that such a beautiful and modern-looking stitch for bookbinding was never meant to be seen. As books became larger and heavier around the eighth century, the bindings needed to provide stronger structural support. The strongest bindings were done by sewing on strips of linen, so this technique is a great one to add to your repertoire. Modernized variations in traditional stitches add interest and beauty when a book's spine is left exposed. This class features the star stitch, which is prettier and offers more decorative possibilities than the better known Coptic binding. Though a book bound either way will lie flat when open (perfect for journaling and drawing), the star stitch is less likely to fray with heavy use. It's a straightforward pattern to learn from the pre-printed template that book artist Kristen Law Lewis supplies. After a bit of practice sewing, you'll apply your new skill to creating an exposed spine book from start to finish.

All materials are supplied.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.


Instructor Bio
Kristen Law Lewis was bitten hard by the book bug during the last semester of her undergrad studies in Studio Art at CU Boulder. She's made all kinds of books since, and even created a line of hand bound books that she sold in galleries throughout Colorado under the name Papercuts Press. She later pursued artifact conservation, a second love, and earned a degree in Museum Studies. Kristen mixes her time between sculpture, bookmaking, and caring for museum collections. Her artwork - which reveals her deep love for paper, books, and maps - originates in her study of nature, and melds scientific and spiritual habits like collecting. These days she finds herself teaching others the art of bookmaking and loving every minute of it! One of her favorite things about book making is that the definition of "book" is so broad. Can you imagine using a paperwasp nest in a book? Kristen could. Using a rainbow of threads, she carefully stitched the nest to form the cover of a book for the 2011 Eccentric Artists Garden Exhibit in Boulder. She's constantly experimenting. Her latest work is with sewable electronics, which can add light to almost any piece of art. To quote her, "Book making is the perfect combination of craft and technology". Visit Kristen's website: papercutspress.com

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