• Book-in-a-Box

    Posted on August 18, 2014 by in Boxes, Current Workshops

    It’s getting to be that time again. OLLI Fall 2014 semester starts next week and I have a two day course you might be interested in taking. This is a wonderful box/book structure that fits in your hands. When the cover is opened the accordion book folds open; the book can be displayed in the open or closed position. This particular book is a celebration of my sister and her love of horses. I created the papers at a Randi Parkhurst workshop. Photoshop was used to size and print a photo of my sister in full-fledged cowgirl regalia. The closure has a vintage button with a silver horse and beads on linen thread.
    “All horses, at least once in their lives, should be loved by a little girl.”


    Book Arts: Book-in-a-Box

    Create a custom box to encase your handmade book. Learn the basics of making and covering boxes, then create a simple book to place in the box. Boxes protect the book, but can also be an integral part of the book. They can hold small treasures that further enhance the theme of your book.
    Basic Toolkit: Cutting mat, cutting knife, metal ruler, sharp pencil, bookmaker’s awl, bone folder, small sharp scissors, wet wipes, old telephone book, small glue brush, PVA (Art Center or Ellis Engineering). Additional materials will be provided. ($5 materials fee)
    date ………. Tues./Thurs., Aug. 26 & 28
    time ………. 1-4 p.m.
    fee ………. Members $55/non-members $80 (47526)
    place ………. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center (HBAC)
    instr ………. Michele Olsen

    Thank you Ellen Golla for the wonderful photos of the book. Thanks also to Nancy Holley for teaching me this structure.