Category Archives: Workshop Followup

My workshops usually have a Coffee Catch-up where we share our finished books or ask more advanced questions.

  • Ladies of the Letterpress

    Posted on March 10, 2018 by in Folded, Relief Printmaking, Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    Lynn Jones of Just My Type Letterpress Paperie was my co-teacher for our second class for OLLI Book Arts. Eight women worked together to produce collaborative books with the title Blooming Chaos. You can share in our creative journey by viewing the photos below. Students – thank you all for two wonderful afternoons of inspiration and comraderie! […]

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  • Buttonhole Stitch Book Followup One

    Posted on April 2, 2017 by in Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    A group of local book art lovers finished an OLLI class last week and created some beautiful model books in preparation for their final book. Some had never made a book and I don’t think any had sewn the buttonhole stitch so there was a lot to learn. The model had paper covers but the […]

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  • Altered Book Followup

    Posted on February 26, 2016 by in Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    In the second OLLI Book Arts class of Spring Semester, 2016,  the students gave new life to old books. Each participant  brought a book that had appealing covers along with decorative and/or text weight papers for the four sections.  They also brought a strip of fabric to use for creating their own book cloth. The […]

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  • Basics Workshop Followup

    Posted on February 20, 2016 by in Folded, Workshop Followup

    I like to teach an OLLI basic book arts class each semester. It’s meant to provide beginners with the skills needed to construct their own book; sometimes more experienced book makers will take the class to review accurate measuring, cutting, folding and gluing. We also cover different types of glue, the 3 hole pamphlet stitch, […]

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  • Coptic Stitch Class

    Posted on December 18, 2015 by in Sewn Spine, Workshop Followup

    Our OLLI class Book of Words: Coptic Stitch was officially completed last week but as we usually do, we assembled at Humboldt Coffee and Chocolates for “debriefing” and sharing. As always, it’s a privilege to work with such talented and daring people. Adding a window to the cover was optional but everyone wanted to make […]

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  • PLAYA: by Becky Evans

    Posted on May 4, 2015 by in Boxes, Workshop Followup

        We have another book from the Book-in-a-Box class (see posts from November 10, August 18, 2014). Local artist Becky Evans started her book in the class and finished it during her artist’s residency in Summer Lake, Oregon.  Take a look at the website for Playa and you will see  the influence of place on this […]

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  • Concertina Spine: Joan

    Posted on March 3, 2015 by in Workshop Followup

    Joan took my concertina spine OLLI Book Arts class last month. No one actually finished a book this time because we played with various adaptation of the spine. This is her unique design—sections sewn into the valley of the spine and each with covers that wrap the sections. I love the green paper she used! […]

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  • A Gathering of Accordions

    Posted on February 13, 2015 by in Folded, Workshop Followup

    I’ve been making models of books with accordion (or concertina) spines and am amazed at the wide variety of structures that can are created. It all depends on how many accordions are used, the type of cover, the way the text block attaches to the cover, and the way signatures might be attached. As always, […]

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  • More Book-in-a-Box Results

    Posted on November 10, 2014 by in Boxes, Workshop Followup

    Thank you students for sending photos of your completed books. As always, your “take” on the structure is unique and creative. You inspire me!

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  • Book-in-a-Box Class Photos

    Posted on August 28, 2014 by in Boxes, Folded, How-To, Workshop Followup

    I love making books; teaching others to do the same is just icing on the cake. It is inspiring to be in the same room with creative, capable, and enthusiastic students. The following photos will illustrate some of the work that went into making this type of book as well many of the ideas that […]

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