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East Nashville bookbinding workshop supports Thistle Farms, a local non-profit

>> Friday, May 25, 2012

Bookmaking supplies

Binding books and sipping wine, all while supporting a great cause? Sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday evening to me! 

I will be teaching a bookbinding workshop tomorrow evening at the newly opened and beautifully renovated Dandelion Salon in East Nashville. And you're in luck! There are still two tickets available, and you can register now through The Skillery. 

This will be the first monthly art event that will be hosted at Dandelion Salon. You really have to see this place to believe it. (Here's a sneak peek!) It might seem an unlikely place for such an event, but the building is huge and everything in the space is moveable which will allow for the easy transformation from hair salon to art venue and neighborhood hangout. (Plus the owner, Christie, is amazing and I highly recommend making an appointment with her for your next haircut!)

The papers we'll be using to make our hardcover pocket-sized journals were purchased from a Nashville non-profit, Thistle Farms, in which women who have survived lives of prostitution and addiction support themselves by creating natural body care products and handmade papers. (I'm a little obsessed with their Citrus Vanilla hand lotion...)

This class is part of the four-day Creativity Moves event, which brings together Nashville's creative and non-profit communities to inspire giving back through creativity. Following the "one-for-one" model, your participation in this workshop allows me to teach a second free bookbinding class for the women of Thistle Farms. I'll volunteer my time to teach the skills necessary to add new handbound books to their paper product line, and part of the fee you've paid helps fund the supplies used in the class.

I hope you'll join us tomorrow night for a fun and creative evening!

Two handmade books

Learn Bookbinding Using Local Thistle Farms Paper


Learn to make a handbound book from a professional bookbinder — and help foster creativity in Nashville. In this class, you'll create a travel-sized, hardcover journal with locally made paper. This class will introduce you to the world of book arts, and you'll leave with your own handbound journal and the skills to make more books in the future.

The materials used in this class were purchased from a Nashville non-profit, Thistle Farms, in which women who have survived lives of prostitution and addiction support themselves by creating natural body care products and papers. These interesting papers are made with recycled materials and thistles, giving your journal the type of character and quality that sets handmade books apart.

This class in East Nashville is one of many workshops happening around the city during the four-day Creativity Moves Nashville event May 24-27. Creativity Moves Nashville brings together Nashville's creative and non-profit communities to inspire giving back through creativity. Your participation in this workshop allows me to teach a second free class for a community group in need, following the "one-for-one" model. I'll volunteer my time, and part of the fee you've paid helps fund the supplies.


When: Saturday, May 26; 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Dandelion Salon, 1117 Porter Road, Nashville, TN 37206
Cost: $32 (includes $12 materials fee)

Thistle Farms paper handmade book Nashville

Thistle Farms paper handmade books Nashville

2 comments:

Anonymous July 1, 2012 at 1:19 AM  

Hello... are you on leave from your blog? I miss your posts.

Katie July 3, 2012 at 4:12 PM  

Hi there! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoy my blog posts! I wasn't intentionally taking a break from blogging, but I haven't has as much time for it as I would have liked this summer because I've been teaching lots of bookbinding classes and getting ready for a few art shows. But the good thing about being so busy is that I'll have lots to write about once I get a chance to start blogging again. I hope to have some new posts up soon, but in the meantime feel free to check out my facebook page for more frequent photos and updates: http://www.facebook.com/LinenLaidFelt

Thanks so much for reading my blog!
Katie

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