Paper Arts encompasses a variety of techniques, including origami, paper collage, rusting, paste paper, folding book pages, marbling, rubbings, mono-printing, transfer printing, block-printing, stamping, papermaking, patterned dyeing, various card making techniques, many kinds of boxes, creating textures, various painting techniques, quilling, and stencilling. Paper Artists also make books, including traditionally-bound books and a range of experimental artist books. artist books are a great way to explore nonstandard book structures, including single-sheet books (maze books, insertion books, gatefolds), origami books (many different types of folds), concertina or accordion books (flag books, tunnel books, pocketed concertinas, double concertinas, star books), pop-ups, piano-hinge books, slotted books (slotted concertinas, slot-and-tab books), folded pocketbooks, fishbone fold books, flexagons, pamphlet stitching (single section, multiple sections), Coptic binding, buttonhole binding, figure 8 knotted books, exposed bindings (tied, laced, etc), Japanese stab-bindings (many different versions), loose-leaf books, scrolls, and altered books.
The Book & Paper Group meets at Fibrecraft House on the second Monday of each month excluding January, beginning at 10 am and finishing in the mid-afternoon, (but some people come late or leave early).
At each meeting, we have a session of Show and Tell, as well as an activity of some sort (either bookmaking or paper decoration or manipulation). We also organise various collaborative projects throughout the year for our members.
All levels of skill are welcome, from absolute beginners to more experienced crafters, and you are also welcome to come and watch.
Book & Paper Group
October 9, 2023
9:30 am – 2:30 pm