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Chinese Thread Books Workshop

Friday 410.00amAugust


Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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Chinese Thread Books Workshop


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Chinese Thread Books workshop | £60 materials included | Fri 4th Aug | 10- 4pm | Rope Store, Quay Arts

Chinese Thread Books or Zhen Xian Bao is a traditional folk art practised by women in remote areas of southwest China. They are books made of folded paper traditionally used to store embroidery threads and other small items. The book has many interlocking boxes that open and fold down flat. In this workshop you will make a Zhen Xian Bao that is an intriguing combination of a bound book, origami folds, and 15 compartmented boxes to store all kinds of treasures. Our books will be made with a choice of beautiful handmade plain and decorated papers.

TUTOR: Kae Carlesdt-Duke runs The Lazy Dog Press, a unique letter press studio on the Isle of Wight. As well as working with restored letterpress print machines and original wood and letter type to create hand printed stationary, Kae is a skilled book restorer and experienced tutor with a passion for artist books