Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Workshop: Gone Batty

Bat Book Workshop with Edge Gerring 

This month, in honor of Halloween, we will create a Bat Book. When folded, it will be 5" long. When opened, there is a tab that opens his eyes. The tab is attached to a slender poem, a little card—whatever you would like.

Tools to bring:
Glue Stick (Edge will bring Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue to share)
1/4" hole punch (Edge will bring one to share) Scissors
Bone folder

Materials to bring:
Paper : 6" x 12" minimum size. MiTientes or light card stock for bat, thinner paper for inner color (optional).
1-1/2" wide strip of paper for accordion fold piece, or small paper that will fold to 1-1/2" wide. 

What will be provided:
● Pattern
● Instructions 

● Velcro dots.

Little Bat Book with Edge Gerring 

Saturday, October 18, 12 noon 

NEW LOCATION: Eureka United Methodist Church, 520 Del Norte St 

RSVP? Yes, by Oct 11. See newsletter for details.

Cost? None 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

November Workshop Registration Forms

Decorated Capitals Workshop 

Taught by Judy Detrick – November 8, 2014

Whether hand drawn or type set, initial capitals adorned with textures, patterns and colors are
certain to draw attention to any text. You will work through the stages of drawing your capital
letter, applying a design motif to it, tracing it, and transferring it to its final destination. Then you
will learn painting techniques with watercolor or gouache to bring your capital to life in full, living

Tools List for Workshop:

Pencil, ruler, eraser, watercolor brush size 00, 2 or 3 tubes of gouache or watercolor, small palette,
colored pencils, small water jar, rag.

Cost: $40 plus $5 materials

When: Saturday, November 8, 2014

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (with 1 hour lunch break)

Location: United Methodist Church – Del Norte & F Streets in Eureka
See (September 2 post) for maps

To register, complete the form and send with your $45 check made payable to NORBAG.
Must be received by October 28th
NAME_____________________________________________ PHONE___________________
EMAIL ADDRESS______________________________________________________________
PO BOX 225 – CUTTEN, CA 95534

Click to download registration form (pdf) 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Directions to New Meeting Place

Note: Workshop Information is the post below this one.

Happy Navigating! Thanks to Bobbie for the maps.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bow Tie Workshop

with Beth McIlraith

Beth's beautiful bow-tie book

This month's workshop with Beth McIlraith will teach participants how to repurpose an unwanted book into a beautiful hand-stitched journal with pockets.
The workshop is no longer available for sign-ups. NORBAG members should have received a registration form with last month's newsletter and sent their fees to Beth by August 15.

Even if you are not signed up for the workshop, please join us from noon to 1pm for the book exchange and Free Stuff highlighted in the article on page 3 of the newsletter. 

Saturday, September 13
9am - 4pm

Eureka United Methodist Church, 520 Del Norte St
Corner of F & Del Norte Streets
in Eureka

Closed on August 15

In September, October, and November we will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church in Eureka as we no longer have access to HSU. The address is 520 Del Norte Street and is located at the corner of Del Norte and F Streets with the Church facing F Street. You may park either on F Street (in front of the church), or in the Church's parking lot which is accessed from G Street. To access the parking lot, drive to G Street and enter a long driveway (next to a long hedge) which is directly behind the church. The door to the Fellowship Hall will be on your right as you enter the breezeway. If you park on F Street, go through the breezeway and the door will be on your left. This is a large room which will allow us more flexibility in the type of workshops we can offer. (See Change of Date on page 3 for meeting date change for October)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Interlocking Structure

Workshop with Michele Kamprath

Two views of a sample by Michele
This is a Hedi Kyle structure that has a lot of versatility. You can add pockets, sew in pages, or just put pictures onto the pages. You will need to bring the following paper cut to size to the workshop:

Materials needed:
• Cover paper: 1 piece light cardstock or Mi-Teines 5" x 20-1/2" grain short
• Pages: 3 pieces of light cardstock or Mi Teines 11" x 5" grain short
• Pocket: (if desired) 3-1/2" x 3-3/4" grain short
Note: Color choice—your book can be one color or a combination of colors that contrast the cover paper and pages. Each “page” actually opens horizontally so that you can add content.
Tools to bring:
• X-ACTO or craft knife with sharp blade
• Cutting mat
• Glue stick
• Metal ruler
• Pencil
• Bone folder or something to make a sharp crease
• Needle and thread (linen thread or other)

If desired, bring up to six images that are approximately 4-1/2" x 3-1/4".
If you have text pages to sew in, the size of the page when opened is 6-3/4" x

Please RSVP by August 6 (see newsletter).
I will provide template and instructions and do not want to make more than is necessary. Thanks.

August Meeting Details

Saturday, August 9, Noon

Our usual location:
BSS 166 at HSU

What to bring?
See above


Cost: 50 cents

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Workshop with Bobbie Hayes


This month we will make a book structure from Woven and Interlocking Book Structures by Claire Van Vliet and Elizabeth Steiner (2002). This structure uses single pages (no signatures) using four paper strips to bind them together without the use of adhesives. Please cut your materials before the workshop.

Bobbie's fun woven interlocking book

Materials needed
• 4 pages 4" x 5" grain long: these can be as light as text weight or as heavy as card stock. These are your pages and will have slits cut into them and have paper strips woven through them.
• 2 covers each 5" x 8-3/4" grain short: Mi-Teintes is a nice weight for this or use any paper you have that is comparable.
• 4 weaving strips each 3/4" x 13-1/2" grain short: This paper should be a thin strong paper. Both sides of the strip will show on both covers. For example, if you use one sided scrapbook paper, the plain side will show. If you use Mi-Teintes, it is colored the same on both sides and will be OK.
• Note about materials: If you have the Mi-Teintes from the June Workshop, it would make a great cover or the weaving strips. If you are wondering, the weaving strips show up on each page and both covers.

Tools needed:
• X-Acto knife and Scissors
• Cutting board
• Bone folder
• Metal ruler
• Pencil and eraser
• Awl
• Things to decorate your pages
(rubber stamps, paint, inks,
pens, or any fun stuff you like
to use).

July Meeting Details:

Saturday, July 12

Our usual location:
BSS 166 at HSU

What to bring?

See lists above

RSVP: (Yes)
Bobbie by July 7 (see newsletter for her information)

Cost: 50 cents

Monday, June 30, 2014

Gallery Books in the LIbrary

The Humboldt  County Library has the gallery books from the last workshop on display! The structure is a variation of the accordion and when opened it looks like a miniature art gallery. Dolores Guffey taught this June workshop and the samples shown are by Dolores, Peggy Marrs, Michele Kamprath, and Becky McAllister. Thanks to Becky for managing the library displays. Keep posted for our next workshop in July.