• Star Book

    Posted on January 10, 2014 by in Current Workshops, Folded, Sewn Spine

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    This Book Is a Star!
    This spectacular book, when closed, looks like any other book. But when it is opened, the pages pop out and form a star. This book will have board covers and will be sewn using double needles (beading optional). The double-page spread lends itself to artwork or photos. Variations will contain tunnels or pockets. The basic skills of gluing, folding, measuring and cutting, and long-stitch sewing will be covered. Appropriate for all levels.
    Basic tool kit needed: bone folder, sharp pencil, metal ruler, cutting mat, glue stick, sharp scissors, small cutting knife, awl, double-stick tape.
    Materials needed: Cardstock – 4 sheets each of colors A, B and C (solid colors); 7 sheets of color D (solid or printed); 2 sheets of pliable, decorative paper; beads for spine decoration; 1.5 yards of linen thread or cotton perle embroidery floss; 24 inches of ribbon.
    date ………. Tues. & Thurs., Feb. 4-6
    time ………. 1-5 p.m.
    fee ………. Members $45/nonmembers $70 (27726)
    place ………. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka
    instr ………. Michele Olsen

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    Stab Binding: Side Bound Book
    Stab bindings are formal bindings developed over hundreds of years in Japan, Korea and China. There were variations in the number of holes used, as well as the sewing pattern. Stab-bound books lend themselves to journals, scrapbooks, guest books, and gift books.
    Basic tool kit needed: bone folder, sharp pencil, metal ruler, cutting mat, glue stick, sharp scissors, small cutting knife, awl, double-stick tape.
    Materials needed: 15 sheets of text-weight paper (i.e. colored copier paper); one sheet strong, pliable cover paper (at least 15” x 15”); lightweight decorative paper (at least 8 1/2” x 11”); several yards sewing material (linen thread, embroidery floss, string, raffia, or ribbon will work) and needle to accommodate choice.
    date ………. Thurs., May 1
    time ………. 1-4 p.m.
    fee ………. Members $55/nonmembers $80 (27727)
    place ………. Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, Eureka
    instr ………. Michele Olsen