Monthly Archives: January 2016

  • The Plot Thickens

    Posted on January 29, 2016 by in Folded

    I just realized that I hadn’t posted my very first folded book. I love used book stores and thrift shops and always keep an eye out for interesting titles. Next I want to try folding images!

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  • The Meditation of Folding

    Posted on January 29, 2016 by in Folded

    Sometimes I like to create something that involves repetitive tasks. I find folding to be relaxing. I’ve learned to create templates of text using Photoshop. It’s fun to come up with words that reflect something amusing about the title of the re-purposed book and I want to choose my own fonts. I am not a […]

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  • The Basics

    Posted on January 17, 2016 by in Basics, Current Workshops, Folded

    Learn the basics about the tools, materials, and techniques required to make your own books. A survey of current book arts programs and book artists will be sure to inspire you. You will practice all of your new skills in this clever little structure. The single section is sewn using the simple pamphlet stitch. There […]

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  • Altered Book Long Stitch

    Posted on January 17, 2016 by in Current Workshops, Sewn Spine

    OLLI Book Arts: Judge a Book by Its Cover with Michele Olsen Create your own personal journal by using the covers from an old book. The spine will be replaced with book cloth made in class and sections of the book will be sewn using the easy long stitch pattern.  This technique can be used […]

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  • French Link Stitch with Wood

    Posted on January 17, 2016 by in Current Workshops, Photography, Sewn Spine

    OLLI Book Arts: The “What’s It” Book I’m calling this structure a “What’s It ” book because it’s a creative space for organizing anything you treasure. These make great planning journals with pullouts for photos, a couple of pockets, and sections for writing. The accordion spine provides expansion space for attaching tickets, packets, flyers, etc. […]

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