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Introduction to Zhen Xian Bao (Chinese Thread Book)

March 7 @ 10:00 am March 8 @ 1:30 pm

Instructor: Nancy Akerly ( artist bio )

Venue: SDBA’s Zoom Account

Dates: Thursday & Friday, March 7 & 8, 2024

Time: PST, 10 AM – approximately 1:30 PM; classroom doors open at 9:50 AM

Skill Level: ALL

Class Description:
The Zhen Xian Bao, or Chinese Thread Book, is a multilayered book of pockets, boxes, and opportunities for expansion and embellishment. These small treasures have been made for hundreds of years in Central and Southwestern China. They were stored in the pockets of Chinese women and held all kinds of small objects such as snippets of thread, embroidery patterns, small tools, all kinds of bits. They can be used today in many ways to store small treasures, sayings, poems, story bits, whatever you choose, or simply as a work of art on its own. If you would like more information about the history and possibilities, you may wish to view this short video: This class is an introduction to one method of building a Zhen Xian Bao, based on the books of Ruth Smith.

Class Kits: Class materials kits will be sent by the instructor. Shipping costs and kits are included in the class price.*

Tools & Supplies: To be announced in SDBA Welcome Letter, 2 weeks prior to class

Class Fees:
Early Enrollment Program (EEP): $212
Member: $265
Non-member: $340

Early Enrollment Program (EEP) is a member only, non-refundable discount. Join SDBA at checkout for reduced class fees

*International Shipping Note: We adore our worldwide community of book artists! Please, we ask for your awareness that increased costs for International Shipping must be covered by the registrant and paid directly to SDBA. Each individual will be notified of the extra amounts due.

EEP Deadline: February 15, 2024
Registration Deadline: February 23, 2024

$212.00 – $265.00


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