Fabric Meditation Books

with Emma Freeman
Wednesdays: August 3, 10; 7–9pm CT

In this virtual workshop, learn how to make soft books out of repurposed fabrics as we slow down and turn inward. Practice stitching and collaging pieces of fabric, fibers, stones, birch bark and other pieces of nature to create abstract, intuitive mixed-media designs on each page. We’ll discuss how materials can hold stories and energies within them that we can tap into and converse with as we play and experiment with them throughout this process. These books can be healing containers for emotions and thoughts that we can return to for our well-being.

All skill levels welcome
Certificate: 4 hours, Category B or D

$90/participant (10% discount for MCBA members)
$45 for BIPOC participants (10% discount for MCBA members)
We are offering a reduced rate to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) participants to honor equity and increase access and artistic opportunities for those who have historically been underrepresented in the book arts. For individuals to whom this does not apply, register at the rate listed first and, if you are able, consider making a donation when registering to support MCBA’s efforts to make reduced rates available.

What you’ll need to participate
Tech requirements: For this participatory virtual workshop we recommend joining on a laptop or desktop computer with a camera and microphone, if possible. You will receive step-by-step instructions for downloading Zoom (it’s free!) and accessing the workshop online approximately 2 days before the workshop’s start date.
Materials: You are responsible for sourcing your own materials from the materials list. You are welcome to reach out to teaching artists with questions about materials in advance of the workshop (contact information is listed on the materials list). 

Please note: Registration closes 7/29 at midnight (CT).