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Workshops at Maine Media Workshops and TBA at Lovely in the Home Press!

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


Fiber Arts: Erin Sweeney
Embroidery Sampler: A Paper Stitch Fest! 
Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME
June 5, 3-5 pm ONLINE

Embroidery has a long history of embellishing fabric in a myriad of ways—and now stitching on paper or photos or Tyvek or other substrates has taken hold. In this workshop, we will explore many different embroidery stitches, techniques, and materials for embellishing your work in a new way. Adding line, value, color and even text in these hand-sewn ways adds a new tactile element to your surfaces.

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Quilting Bee and Embroidery Fiber Fest!
Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME
August 9-13, 2021 IN PERSON!

During this one-week workshop, this class will explore many different sewing techniques to make new, experimental pieces. Creating new, tactile surfaces on your photos, prints, and paintings using embroidery and other stitching techniques, including modified bookbinding techniques. We will quilt with Tyvek and use sewing machines as well as hand-sewing techniques to stitch together paper. We will also use the sewing machine as a mark-making tool. We will experiment with materials: dyeing Tyvek, experimenting with different kinds of papers, as well as with your photos and prints. The class will do a collaborative piece—in keeping with traditions of quilting with a group, sewing bees, and knitting enclaves all over the world, the group will determine the process and the final piece.

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Book Arts: Erin Sweeney
FOLD FEST! Magic with Folded Paper
Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME
April 17, 24 and May 1, 8 ONLINE

Accordion Madness, Fishbone and Flag, Chinese Sewing Box book and Drum Leaf bindings.

CHINESE SEWING BOX BOOK with San Francisco Center for the Book 
May 15, 22, and 29 ONLINE

This Hedi Kyle structure is created out of masu boxes in varying dimensions—all folded a little differently, flattened, and then adhered to each other. It creates a dynamic three-dimensional object that can house text, image, and small objects as well. One of my favorite structures, it can also be made from fabric, Tyvek, and all kinds of papers. 

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Mini Narrative and Storytelling in 3D!
Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME
June 19 and 26 and July 10 and 17 ONLINE

Thinking sculpturally and three dimensionally, we will explore the space that these objects take up—a book is a three-dimensional object, and we will expand that idea in this 4-part workshop. Exploring the Hinged Box Book structure and the Coptic binding, we will create spaces to house our narratives and stories in new ways. The Coptic binding lends itself to becoming a long snaky structure, or a dos-a-dos that just keeps going, or a big pile. The Hinged box book can be 4” x 6” or it can be 4’ x 8’! We will also explore alternative materials in this workshop.

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Frameworks: Exploring Sculpture and Books/Narrative and Storytelling in 3D
Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, ME
August 16-20, 2021 IN PERSON!

Utilizing several sculptural techniques and materials (wire, rattan, fabric) we will combine sculptural structures with book structures. Thinking three-dimensionally, we will explore concepts and narrative in new ways. Expecting new responses from our viewers, we will discuss how these structures can be viewed, handled, shared. Additionally, we will push the concept of the folded book structure into our 3D explorations and see what happens when these things collide!

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Workshops with LITHp and Biddy Riot Studios!
June, July, August 2020 in beautiful Harrisville, NH!

This summer, artist, writer and printmaker Christine Destrempes and Erin are teaming up to create a fabulous summer series of workshops on the lake! Lunch will be delivered from our awesome local general store, and there are fabulous places to stay if you'd like to stretch out your time a bit. More info coming soon!

Monotype and Simple Book Structures:

3 Saturdays in June with different focuses, June 6, 13, and 20. We will explore monoprints and simple folded book structures throughout all three. Take one or take all three at a discount.

Chinese Sewing Box Book:

A structure made entirely of boxes, the Chinese Sewing Box Book was created by Hedi Kyle. We'll learn the wonders of the Masu box, and all the variations that can occur!

Saturday, August 15 10-3


A full week of Bookmaking Intensity. Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21, 10-4 each day.


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