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Workshops & Courses

Paper Samplers and Experimental Bookbinding with Jennifer Collier

A prac­ti­cal two day course show­ing a range of exper­i­men­tal tech­niques using found and recy­cled mate­ri­als with Jen­nifer Collier.

The skills learnt over each day will feed into one another, allowing you to create a range of samplers and books to use in your ongoing practice.

Day one: Experimental Samplers using paper and stitch.

This workshop will combine Jennifer’s trademark experimental techniques with traditional embroidery techniques. In the morning you will create surfaces, by waxing, trapping, layering and embedding into plastics, papers and fabrics, and then in the afternoon you will learn a wide range of hand and machine techniques to embellish these to make beautiful experimental samplers. These techniques will include covered bindings, button loops, covered buttons, covered button holes, paper pockets, patchworking, backstitch, cross stitch, Picot stitch and needlace stitch to name a few.

Day two: Experimental Bookbinding.

You will be shown Jennifer’s trademark experimental techniques, such as waxing, stitching and trapping recycled papers to create sketchbook pages. These will then be made into a traditionally bound 3 section A5 soft backed sketchbook. In this workshop you will be encouraged to create exciting surfaces and bring in techniques learnt in the previous days workshop.

Accommodation can be provided with this course
All of our bedrooms here at Clayhill are en-suite so you will have your own private space to retreat to and relax in after spending your day in the meditative space of the Studio. We provide you with your own towels and bathroom products for use throughout your stay and you can enjoy the extensive grounds well into the evening.

If you do choose to stay with us a bespoke evening meal as well as breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

Can’t make this course but would like to learn from Jennifer? She’s also offering a Paper Garments workshop with us later in the year.

We have also set up a payment plan, so that you can spread the cost of the sessions over the next 4 months. You will find the option for doing this as you enter the checkout page.
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