2015 WORKSHOPS!

Workshops at Lovely In The Home in Peterborough, NH for spring and summer 2015!
PS: that's a photo of the One Sheet/Coptic/Dos a Dos to your right..............>
 


See below for dates and locations, and watch for more details and more workshops at Lovely In The Home Press in Peterborough, NH.



 

HOME BIO WORK RESUME WORKSHOPS CONTACT
JULY WORKSHOPS AT 30 MAIN:
Long Stitch Lunacy!
Wednesday, July 15 3pm to 7pm
LITHp, 30 Main Street, Peterborough, NH
 

Using a simple long-stitch binding typically hidden underneath the case of a book, we will create wild sculptural books by sewing up pages made of crumpled prints that have been smoothed out. Students will learn the long stitch, and how to easily vary it, and learn how to create texture and form by manipulating your text papers. Additionally, we’ll combine materials by using over-sewn canvas and laminated paste papers for our covers, furthering the experimentation with material, all the while discussing ways to incorporate text and image into these structures.

 

$65 includes all materials and use of my tools and equipment. To sign up, contact me through this site or at erin.swn@gmail.com

Minimum of three students needed to run workshop

 

One Sheet Books/Coptic Binding/Dos a Dos All in ONE!
Wednesday, July 22 3pm to 7pm
LITHp, 30 Main Street, Peterborough, NH

 

Using three book structures in one, students will make a book with pages folded down out of one sheet of paper (one structure), sewn up with a coptic binding (second structure) and we'll really go wild by adding more covers onto our book and making it a dos a dos (third structure!  Super fun and with so much to learn, you'll leave with a completed book and the knowledge for making lots of different things in the future!

 

$65 includes all materials and use of my tools and equipment. To sign up, contact me through this site or at erin.swn@gmail.com

Minimum of three students needed to run workshop

 

 

 

 
ONE SHEET WONDERS! Instant Letterpress Books with Pilar Nadal and Erin Sweeney
TBA
at Pickwick Community Press, 536 Congress Street, Portland, Maine

 

Learn a myriad of one sheet folded instant book structures and typesetting basics to create and trade a small edition of letterpress printed books. A variety of letterpress printing presses and techniques will be used. All levels welcome!

 

$130, all supplies included 

To register:

www.pickwickindependentpress.com

 

AUGUST WORKSHOPS AT 30 MAIN:
Crazy Crafty Nag Hammadi
Saturday, August 1, 10am to 4pm
at LITHp, 30 Main Street, Peterborough, NH
see photo of the Nag Hammadi variation below!

 

 

Using a simple two layered, one-section binding, we will create wild sculptural books by sewing up pages made of crumpled prints that have been smoothed out. Students will learn three simple binding techniques in this structure: the 3 hole pamphlet stitch, a woven binding, and tacketing, as well as learning how to create texture and form by manipulating your text and cover papers, furthering the experimentation with material, all the while discussing ways to incorporate text and image into these structures.

 

$90, includes all materials and use of tools

to register, contact me here or at erin.swn@gmail.com

Minimum of three students needed to run workshop

 

The Carousel Book
Saturday, August 15, 10am to 4pm
at LITHp, 30 Main Street, Peterborough, NH

 

The carousel book is another fabulous accordion-fold invention, using three strips of paper of varying lengths. The end result is a book with lots of space for lots of action. We'll do a quick nonsense-poetry activity to generate content for our books, then learn all of the folding, cutting, and sewing techniques to put our three layers together. Students will learn several basic techniques within this one structure that will provide the foundation for many other structures.

 

$90, includes all materials and use of tools

to register, contact me here or at erin.swn@gmail.com

Minimum of three students needed to run workshop

 

 



 

 

BOOK SCHOOL 2015!
August 24-28, 2015
10-5 each day
Lovely In The Home Press, 30 Main Street, Peterborough, NH

 

 

Is it my tenth year? Holy Monadnock! Not sure, but I think so! Another fabulous week of book arts delights, including as many structures as we can fit in, the making of paste papers for your creations, and some simple text and image generating exercises to get your content ideas flowing!

 

For those of you who have taken it before, don't worry, I've got a bunch of new stuff up my sleeve, and for those of you who haven't taken it before, you will not be disappointed! 

 

$525 includes all materials and use of my tools

 

If looking for accomodation for the week, please check out:

www.littleriverbedandbreakfast.com

www.jackdanielsinn.com

 

 

 

 

Here's a photo of the Nag Hammadi variation! (the two green fellas standing).