Please call the store to register at this time 651-698-6431
Saturday, February 22nd 10-1pm
Fee: $60 includes materials
Stab binding has been around for many centuries. It can be used to join single sheets of paper together, or to reinforce individual thin sheets that need the support this structure provides. Many versions are possible, from the classic 4-hole binding to more elaborate patterns such as tortoise shell and flowing river. Each student will make a finished book, as well as a handful of practice sewing cards to learn additional stitches.
Bridget O’Malley is a master papermaker and co-owner of Cave Paper Inc., a handmade paper mill specializing in natural dyed flax papers. She is an adjunct professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She offers book, paper, and print workshops around the country. She studied paper making with MacArthur Fellow, Timothy Barrett at the University of Iowa Center for the Book Research and Production Paper Facilities. While there she completed a five year papermaking apprenticeship. She also received her MA and MFA in printmaking from the University of Iowa. Her artwork focuses on forms found in nature, and bringing those to life through the interplay of print, paper, and sculpture. She received a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist grant in 1998, and more recently she was awarded the 2012 Minnesota Book Artist Award.