• 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.

    The Fly uses two concertinas—one for the spine and one for the pages. I used papers I painted in a wonderful Randi Parkhurst workshop for the covers. The poem was written by friend Dwight Marsh of Hastings,
    Nebraska . I used InDesign for the text layout.



2 Responses so far.

  1. Donna Gephart says:

    Michele, this is a very cool book. I love the fly! Did you draw/paint that? I can’t wait for this class.

    • Michele says:

      I didn’t paint the fly. It came from an old “bug” scientific book and I used Photoshop to size and erase arrows and text. My paint spatters are mine. See you!