Tag Archives: concertina

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Star Book

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

    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 […]

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