Fiberlicious Tape Bound Book





Instructor: Naomi S. Velasquez
Skill Level: Beginner
Materials Fee: $20.00
Length of workshop: 1 day

Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019



Workshop description:

Create a unique textile artists’ book, journal or sketchbook. The class will focus on using fiber materials and a tape binding technique with a wide range of uses and implications. Special emphasis will be placed on special methods and ideas for using textiles to create unique handmade books. Investigate how to use found quilts and textiles from thrift and antique stores and incorporate them into your book.

Materials/equipment to be supplied by students:
bone folder
X-acto or knife of choice
self-healing cutting mat
metal ruler
co-ordinating binding thread – waxed or un-waxed
fabric for the cover – You can bring a couple of pieces of cotton fabric and we can turn this into a cover! You can also use found quilts, pieces of cloth with embroidery, felt, old quilt tops, etc.
ribbon or trim – You’ll need about 18” of ribbon or trim for the tapes, ½” – ¾” wide is a good width for this book

coordinating decorative thread for embroidery of the edges of the covers

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
iron and ironing board
Peltex interfacing for covers
fusible web interfacing
binder’s needle
rubber bands
waxed paper
pressing cloth
sewing thread
rotary cutters and blades
rotary templates
iron-on interfacing
blank paper for book interiors