Wednesday, January 2, 2019

LET'S MAKE A SPIDER BOOK!

No worries if you have arachnophobia because this workshop does NOT involve creepy crawly hairy critters. The Spider book is a structure featured in Hedi Kyle's new book, The Art of the Fold. Dianne Byington will lead the workshop. The Spider Book has expandable space between pages to allow for added content. Dianne says it makes a nice little album and is fun to make. To construct our prototype we will use 65 lb. cardstock to create a 75% scale model.



All the pages are scored multiple times. You may use your favorite scoring method: clear gridded ruler, measuring rules (metal spacers), ruler or templates with your choice of an embossing stylus or pointed bone folder. The book is finished with a basic pamphlet stitch on a triangle spine. People wishing to decorate, embellish or fill pages using their favorite creative media are welcome to stay at the meeting longer.

Materials To Bring:

  • 6 pieces of cardstock, any color(s), for pages, 4 1/4" x 11" folded in half to size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • 2 pieces of cardstock for covers, 4 1/4" x 11" unfolded
  • 1 piece cardstock for spine, 4 1/4" x 6" folded in half to size 4 1/4" x 3"
  • 1 piece scrap paper 1/2" x 4 1/4" for a measuring jig (not a piercing jig)
  • double-sided tape, any width up to 1" (strength of tape holds pages to spine)
  • Perle cotton or linen thread, color to complement or blend with center page color (stitches are visible only on center page, and they hold pages together)

Tools To Bring:


  • self-healing cutting mat
  • scissors
  • bone folder
  • awl
  • thick magazine or phone book (easier to use than a piercing cradle for this triangular spine)
  • pencil & eraser
  • sewing needle
  • 4 binder clips (loaners will be available)
  • 4 scraps cardstock to protect your paper from binder clip dents
  • your favorite scoring tools: clear gridded ruler, measuring rules, or ruler; to be used with embossing stylus or pointed bone folder
  • OPTIONAL DECORATIVE ITEMS: rubber stamps & stamp pads, collage material, washi tape, colored pens/pencils, etc.

WHAT?   Hedi Kyle Spider Book
WHEN?   Saturday, Jan. 12 at noon
Where?   Eureka Methodist Church, Del Norte and F Streets
Bring?    See list above
Cost?      $.50
RSVP?    YES, by Jan. 6 to Dianne Byington - contact information is in the newsletter