MEREDITH — Starting this month, the Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin will offer workshops on making small, simple, handmade books which can be used for such things as diaries, recipes, baby gifts or travel journals.
Classes will be offered in three-hour and five-hour formats.
The three-hour workshop will show how make a small book using handmade Thai paper. The two-part, five-hour class will teach participants 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.
A single workshop will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on how to create handmade designs on heavy weight deckle-
edged cards using natural leaves and exquisite Chinese wheat straw
Classes will be limited to four participants, and no previous experience is