Fall 2009 Classes

Steel-Shot Studio Weights

New York book conservators Jayne Hillam and Judith Ivry designed the prototype for these weights based on those found in traditional leather workshops in Utah. The leather-covered weights are small, heavy and non-abrasive. They form to shaped surfaces and leave no mark. Great as the hard-to-find third hand. Hand stitch two leather-covered weights.

October 17th, 1:00-4:00
Tool list provided on registration

Stitches in Time


This class will briefly look at book art of the Russian avant-garde from 1910 until 1917, and at the recent exhibition Tango with Cows at the Getty Museum. It will then consider the pamphlet - a single gathering of pages sewn into a book form and sometimes called a chapbook. In the spirit of the poets and the artists who collaborated in Russia, 2 or 3 model pamphlets will be bound.

October 24th, 1:00-4:00
Tool list provided on registration

Hard Copy

Bind your printouts into books. Books are easy to read, to access, to sell and they look great. Bring 2 stacks of 8 1/2" x 11" paper with you to class. Each stack should measure 1/2" to 1" in thickness, and can be printed on one side, both sides or left blank. With practice you could quickly produce your own books-on-demand.

October 31st, 1:00-4:00
Tool list provided on registration