Category Archives: Current Workshops

  • The Bradel Binding

    Posted on January 17, 2018 by in Basics, Current Workshops

    This elegant binding gives the book artist a chance to create a colorful cover and rounded spine. Students will decorate the Tyvek spine and create two headbands for their book. . The text block will be provided and is a pre-sewn yearly calendar (see below). When: Tuesday, February 13 & Thursday, February 15, 2018, 1:00 […]

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  • Pop-up Pandemonium

    Posted on August 18, 2017 by in Current Workshops, Folded

    Join us as we explore the extraordinary paper pop-up world of Paul Johnson — an artist who promotes literacy for children using the book arts. Pop-up books and cards delight us all, and can be quite simple or very sophisticated. Students will learn the engineering basics, and then create their own designs. We will finish […]

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  • Letterpress & the Winter Fold Book

    Posted on August 18, 2017 by in Basics, Current Workshops, Folded, Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine

    Join printer Lynn Jones at her business, Just My Type Letterpress Paperie, where you will learn to carve linocuts and set type for letterpress printing. A single collaborative print will be produced for each student which will then be used to create a Winter Fold book. The Winter Fold book is an invention of the creative […]

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  • Books from a Single Sheet of Paper

    Posted on May 12, 2017 by in Current Workshops, Folded

    I will be offering a 3-hour class through OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Institute) during the summer session. Explore origami structures created by the international book artist Hedi Kyle. The books will all be folded from a single sheet of paper and do not require glue. The instructor will provide all papers, including Humboldt County […]

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  • Buttonhole Stitch Book

    Posted on January 31, 2017 by in Current Workshops, Sewn Spine

    Please join me along with the OLLI Book Arts community as we make this fun little book. Students will pick one of the many variations available using this structure –  from beginning to more advanced choices! Show off some of your hand decorated papers from your collection and choose papers for writing, drawing, or watercolor. […]

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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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  • Double Needle Coptic Stitch

    Posted on December 6, 2015 by in Current Workshops, Sewn Spine

    It’s time for the last book arts class of the HSU OLLI Fall 2015 Semester! Course Description: Explore the written word as an art form as you create pages for your small book. Bring your favorite writing or drawing tools — pens, watercolor, stamps, or colored pencils — to decorate the pages. The structure is […]

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  • The Versatile Concertina Spine

    Posted on January 25, 2015 by in Current Workshops, Folded

    Date: Tues. & Thurs. Feb. 17-19, 2015 Time: 1-4 pm Place: HBAC (Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center) Come join this class of book arts enthusiasts as we explore the many possibilities of the concertina (accordion) spine. You decide: pamphlet, long, or coptic stitch; folded or board cover; double, folded, or back-to-back signatures; glue or no glue. […]

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