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East of Avalon: book structure sewn on parchment tapes over vellum spine with exposed interlacing functional stitches, Japanese paper covered boards and label printed on letterpress

proposal: a 3-day intensive workshop with added days for convenient arrival and departure 

( if you are interested in this workshop, please drop margaret a note using the contact form or the e-mail address at the lower left of this page; I am happy to tailor the class to the interests of the group and would appreciate having your input—

this workshop will address designing and making one-of-a-kind books using weaving as a structural, esthetic and conceptual foundation.  during my years of training, practicing and teaching in the book arts, I’ve explored integrating weaving with book structures in different ways. the ideas below suggest possible topics for focus in a workshop setting. with a small group of seasoned weavers, it would be possible to design the workshop around individual interests, developing individual projects and introducing fundamental concepts and technical solutions as they arise from the artists’ work.

 January 2016: i am working on models of book structures which can be adapted to weaving with fibers on looms. photos to follow.

                           

These are some investigations in book structures which suggest places to start looking for adaptations in tapestry weaving:

weaving with paper—investigating book structures as integrated developments of woven page structures: learning structures of note and engaging the issues of inventing new structures for books

"self-portrait"

“self-portrait”

woodcuts, glue

kitikata paper, woodcuts, glue

 

 

 

 

 

 

weaving with threads in traditional applications for non-adhesive book structures: integrating function with decorative and illustrative book spines and covers

East of Avalon: book structure sewn on parchment tapes over vellum spine with exposed interlacing functional stitches, Japanese paper covered boards and label printed on letterpress

East of Avalon: sewn on parchment tapes over vellum spine with interlacing stitches; Japanese paper-covered boards and label printed on letterpress

detail, exposed functional stitches on spine

detail, exposed functional stitches on spine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How Big Is My Strawberry….

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….binding with exposed spine, ….

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….structural stitches over linen tapes; collage

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decorative tacketting in cotton thread on UICB linen cover paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

weaving and reconstructing the disassembled book—the inescapable metaphors of media: mixing it up with motion, space and mass

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Study in Three, #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

altering machine-produced books with handwoven interior spaces

designing and constructing book structures to express and enhance book-integrated concepts using unconventional materials and processes with my students: everything from books sewn from antique hankies to welded car doors and an old suitcase converted to a binding for pages made of flattened yard flamingos

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1000 Labels

 

 

 

 

 

 

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back cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Food Problem; a medicine bundle book extension

 

also: mounting and displaying tapestries using both adhesive and reversible book binding techniques             

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Recessed mounting;  fabric-covered fome boards and wooden  frame

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detail of recess area construction using book binding techniques