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  • Maiwa East 1310 Odlum Drive Vancouver, BC, V5L 3M3 Canada (map)

With Christine Mauersberger

$695 [Includes $100 lab fee] Class limit 14. Oct 30-Nov 3 (Wed-Sun) 10am-4pm.

During the Renaissance, people began to keep commonplace books where assemblages of notes, ideas, inspirations, recipes, and quotes were recorded and kept. Individuals were able to create a personal record of life and what gives it meaning.

In this workshop, we will take inspiration from the many forms of personal record-keeping to create hand-bound books using paper, fabric, inks, natural watercolours, indigo, and hand-stitching. Participants will work with both paper and fabric pages. We will dip our pages in an indigo vat, draw on them using inks and watercolours, and embroider upon them using stitched marks invoked by our own breath and bodies. 

Finally, we will assemble the pages containing all these elements and use traditional Japanese stab-binding techniques to create the finished book. These books will be a record of our creative journey and an invaluable guide for future work.

Christine Mauersberger joins us from the USA.

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Christine Mauersberger

Christine is an American textile artist who produces complex mark-making narratives: intricately stitched maps of the mind. Her most recent art installation, The Plastic Holds No Water, was designed to provoke discussion about the harmful effects of mankind’s use of plastic on Earth’s water. Her multi-layered, indigo-dyed linen artwork was shown in the Biennale du Lin de Portneuf in Quebec, and in the Linen Biennale in Northern Ireland. She has taught intuitive hand-stitching workshops around the world, from throughout the USA, to Switzerland, and here at Maiwa. She has been the recipient of several fellowships and awards; most recently, she received the award for excellence in art from the Ohio Arts Council for the second time.


Earlier Event: October 30
Adventures in World Textiles - Day 3
Later Event: October 31
Bookbinding: Ancient to Modern