MEREDITH — The Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin is offering workshops this month on how to make small, simple, handmade books for such uses as diaries, recipes, baby gifts, or travel journals. The classes are being offered in two formats.
A three-hour class will show how to make a Thai paper book in a single morning or afternoon session.
A two-part, five-hour class will cover how to make a book with hand block-printed leaves as well as applied natural ones, a unique form of fabric collage, or a combination of both techniques.
For those who prefer to create handmade designs on heavy weight deckle-edged cards using natural leaves and Chinese wheat straw butterﬂies, a single workshop will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
All three workshops are offered in April at convenient times starting on April 11. Classes are limited to four participants, and no previous experience is required.