Chinese Sewing Box Book online workshop

 Registration is closed for this event
$ 150.00

May 15th, 2021 1:00 PM

  • Instructor: Erin Sweeney
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Wait-list
  • Workshop Start: May 15th, 2021 1:00 PM
  • Workshop End: May 29th, 2021 3:00 PM
  • Sessions: 3

This is a three session online workshop.

This 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. We will also learn the Belt fold: the wrap that keeps the book closed. There are many variations of this structure; we'll be learning a version developed by Hedi Kyle.

An instructor-provided kit will be provided with enough pre-cut paper to make two of these structures. I promise the paper will be cool!

Materials to Bring: 

  • Contents of mailed kit
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • X-acto or snap-off knife
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • PVA or other glue, glue brush

(Bookbinding tool rolls are available on the SFCB website)

Workshop Fee (includes kit): $150

Date & Time: 3 Saturdays :: May 15, 22 & 29, 2021 :: 1-3pm Pacific time

Location: Online over Zoom

SFCB online workshops are recorded; all registered students will have access to the videos for a limited time.

Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class.


About the Instructor | Erin Sweeney

Erin Sweeney lives and works in southern New Hampshire. She received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she was awarded the Elizabeth C. Roberts Prize for Graduate Book Arts.  She also has a BFA in Sculpture from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.

Sweeney exhibits nationally, most recently at the Putnam Gallery at the Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire, Unrequited Leisure in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery at Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire. In July of 2019, Sweeney was awarded a Ruth and James Ewing Award for Excellence in the Arts, and in 2020 was honored to be a juror.

Additionally, Sweeney is an instructor, teaching book arts workshops at her Lovely in the Home Press. She also travels to teach workshops at many locales, including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cló Ceardlann in Donegal, Ireland, and the Philadelphia Center for the Book. She is a member of the NH State Council on the Arts’ Artist Roster.

She really, really likes making kits.

$ 150.00
Online via Zoom
United States