Books to Cherish with Frances Pickering

When? Date(s) - 26th September 2011
Time (24h Format) - 10:00 - 16:00
Time (12h Format) - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
What?

Learn how to use transfer dye with pelmet vilene in a creative way to make a book cover. With additional hand colouring, waxing and finished with machine or hand stitch. Pages will be made using wallpaper lining paper and coloured using powdered water colour paint. Simple binding and fastening techniques will be taught and guidance given on filling your small book, Your book can be a personal journal or record of a particular event or holiday.

If you have an idea for a book/journal that you would like to start, bring items you may want to put in your book or to use as inspiration – photos, dried flowers, leaves, tickets, post cards or any other kind of printed memorabilia.

REQUIREMENTS LIST (items marked * I bring for sale on the day).

-HAIRDYER OR HEAT GUN!
-Pelmet vilene*
-Papers for pages, cartridge paper, wallpaper lining paper* or similar
-Acrylic wax*
-A Koh-i-Noor dye palette*, Inks, fabric paints or acrylic paints
-At least six jam jars, yogurt pots or similar for water and mixing dyes
-Palette, old plate or plastic dish
-Sewing kit (needles, small scissors)
-Large scissors
-12 inch ruler
-Old newspapers. masking tape, large black plastic bin-liners for covering tables and making printing pads
-Old shirt or apron
-Notebook and pen
-Collection of brushes (some old for applying dyes and wax, etc.)
-Selection of threads of your own choice
-PVA glue
-Your lunch, and a mug for drinks

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
-Sewing machine
-Soldering iron
-Extension lead.

TUTOR WILL BRING A SELECTION OF ITEMS
-Transfer dyes
-Brusho powdered water colour paints
-Printing blocks
-Basic art materials.

TUTOR WILL HAVE FOR SALE
-Pelmet vilene (dyed and undyed)
-Wallpaper lining paper
-Acrylic wax
-Koh-I-Noor dye palettes
-Hand dyed threads
-An assortment of French beads
-Oddments of hand dyed lace
-Postcards and cards
-Small selection of my work
-Copies of my book ’Page After Page’.

Price
£20
Where?

Lower Hardres Village Hall, Lower Hardres, Canterbury, Kent
Links - http://oastquilters.co.uk/locations/lower-hardres-village-hall/ or Lower Hardres Village Hall

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