Fabrics and Fibers in Book Arts
team taught by Jean Buescher Bartlett www.bloodrootpress.com
and Susan Moran.
Jean Parsons Center, Traverse City, MI
9am to 4pm , Tuesday, July 30 through Monday, August 5, 2013
This workshop addresses “the whole book,” from contents to the unique
fabrication of materials. We will focus on fabric resist dyeing and paperbacking techniques to make our own unique bookcloth and artists books.
Students will incorporate their own imagery, materials, and techniques
into book works that are experiential by folding, shaping, stitch resists,
and making relief surfaces.
We will be using two large classrooms at the Parsons Center, one for dyeing and paper
backing, the other for binding and stitching (or one wet and one dry). Fiber artist Susan
Moran will instruct students in Japanese resist dyeing techniques (shibori) and Jean
Buescher Bartlett will teach bookbinding. Both instructors will facilitate with paper backing -
to custom make our own bookcloth – as well as a wide variety of embroidery and
handstitching techniques. Sue and Jean will alternate demonstrations and be available for
one-on-one consultations during 9 to noon and 1 to 4 class time. The classroom building is
open and available 24 hours, giving students plenty of time to work on their own at night.
For more information
Jean Buescher Bartlett – email@example.com -
TO REGISTER and for more information about
the PARSONS CENTER FACILITIES: http://
or call: EMU Extended Programs Office at
Keep in mind that EMU conducts registration one semester at a time, so official
registration may not be available until the Spring of 2013. If you are seriously
interested in the workshop, contact Jean or Sue and we will be keep you informed in the meantime via email.
This class may be taken for State Board CEU’s.