Mail Art Book Exchange – May 2018

“Letter Book” by Corlis Taylor Structure: Folded Paper Materials: Italian marbled Paper   “Classic American Dolls” by Dawn Crass Structure: Coptic Binding Materials: Khadi, antique stamp prints, handmade paper, ribbon   “Envelope Concertina” by Laurel Herbeck Structure: Concertina Materials: Black core mat board, Canson, Tim Holtz papers   “Dispatches to the Insect World” by Margo Klass Structure: Concertina Materials: Khadi, Cavallini poster images, mylar   “Sea Creatures Postcard Folio” by Mary Maisch Structure: Folio Materials: Strathmore Bristol, Washi tape, acrylic paint     “Stamp Wallet” by Pat Sheehan Structure: Modified Concertina Materials: Shin Inbe, various papers   “You Have Male Art” by Robyn Russell Structure: Portfolio Materials: Digital prints   “Stamps” by Susan Campbell Structure: folio Materials: bookboard, Shin Inbe, Bugra, purchased button, waxed... Read more...

Celestial Bodies Book Exchange – January 2018

“Planets” by Connie Stricks Structure: A starbook with sleeve. Materials: Cavallini poster, Shin Inbe papers, cardstock, chipboard, Grosgrain Ribbon   “Circle of Life” by Doris Armijo Structure: Slit binding Materials: Paper, ribbon, photograph   “Celestial Navigation” by Laurel Herbeck Structure: Turkish map fold Materials: National Geographic Maps   “Remembering the Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017” by Margo Klass Structure: Mini boxbook Materials: USPS Solar Eclipse stamp, paper, board   “Cosmic” by Mary Maisch Structure: Woven Spine Binding Materials: National Geographic atlas pages, empera painted papers, “chalkboard equations” Lokta papers, Shin Inbe guards, acrylic painted Canson guards and covers, “Astra” yarn: alpaca, wool, tencil, Labrodorite stones, Swarovski crystals, cardstock casement.   “Embellished Tim Holtz Kit” by Oralee Nudson Structure: Stab binding Materials: Paper, Wooden Ruler, Stickers, Jute, metal embellishments... Read more...

The Marilyn Askelin Scholarship Program

Through a simple on-line application process, scholarships are available for program meeting fees and workshops that are offered by the Northwoods Book Arts Guild. The Program also supports members’ annual dues. In Marilyn’s memory this Scholarship Program insures that no one is turned away from the opportunity to participate in the activities of Northwoods Book Arts Guild.

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NBG Workshop: Let the Spine Speak – 03.16.19

NBG Workshop: Let the Spine Speak – 03.16.19

Join Connie in using the long stitch to create an 8 x 4 ¼”, hard bound book whose spine carries the decorative emphasis. This binding allows the spine to make the statement through the use of patterned and plain papers, seen through its 2-3 ‘windows’—yet it supports a strong, functional structure with blank pages for writing and drawing.

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NBG Workshop: Contemporary Limp Binding – 04.13.19

NBG Workshop: Contemporary Limp Binding – 04.13.19

This timeless book structure has been around since the Middle Ages, getting its name from its flexible animal skin covers. Using historic limp bindings as our inspiration, we will make our books using Khadi paper in lieu of vellum, learn how to work traditional end bands, and sew the text block over leather supports.

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NBG Studio Session: Book Cloth & Board Basics – 04.06.19

NBG Studio Session: Book Cloth & Board Basics – 04.06.19

Do you have drawers full of beautiful book cloth that you are a little afraid to use? Did you make book cloth at our March meeting and wonder what to do with it? This beginning level class is meant to help you get started with cutting cover boards and covering them with book cloth.

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Celebrating Handmade Books – 11.02.18

Celebrating Handmade Books – 11.02.18

Celebrating Handmade Books has become a favorite annual gathering of those who appreciate all aspects of creating handmade books. Members of the Northwoods Book Arts Guild present books specially created for this event at If Only…a fine store.

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