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Little Fat Books/Double Raised Cords

Little Fat Books/Double Raised Cords

BAG Workshop

June 2-3, 2001 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Little Fat Books on Double Raised Cords, a binding workshop, taught by Bonnie Stahlecker

 Art Building, University of Washington

$100 for BAG members, $125 for non-members

In this workshop students will make chunky little books which utilize many of the techniques that were employed to make fifteenth century books. The books will have packed sewing on double raised cords, completed with headbands on single cords. After the spine is rounded and backed, the cords will be laced into shaped wooden covers with a simple fore edge clasp. The books will not be covered, but rather, will let all that wonderful sewing and wood be celebrated in the finished piece. All supplies will be provided. Some prior book sewing experience is required.

Bonnie Stahlecker has been making books since 1979 and uses the format of the book to tell a visual story. Her recent work often uses her poetry in combination with full page printed images. While the early work was more sculptural, the current books are bound traditionally, yet with contemporary quirks. Her work has been shown in numerous national and international exhibitions including the Handmade Book Exhibit, Ingram, Texas and The Art of the Book, Toronto, Ontario.

 Bonnie’s  background is in typography, papermaking, letterpress printing, and binding. She holds a MFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BFA degree from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. Among the many sites at which she has conducted workshops are the Southwest Craft Center; Oregon College of Art and Craft; Paper and Book Intensive, various sites; Haystack Mountain School of Craft; and Penland School.

Presented by The Book Arts Guild & UW Department of Printmaking, UW School of Art