North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Humble Pamphlet Stitch

Inside and front views of Bobbie's
 "humble" pamphlet stitch books.

In March, we are going to take a look at the humble pamphlet stitch. We will make three books; a five hole pamphlet stitch with a Mi-Teintes cover for the instructions; a simple 2" x 1 1/2" single signature three hole pamphlet stitch and a cover with a tab closure, and a two signature pamphlet that is 3" x 3" with a cover.

Materials to bring:
1. Thread for sewing your signatures: (linen, perle cotton, embroidery thread, hemp)
2. Paper for signatures:
  • 5 pieces 2" x 3" grain short text weight paper
  • 8 pieces 3" x 6" grain short text weight paper
  • 1 piece 3" x 11 3/4" grain short, Mi-Teintes, cardstock or similar paper
3. Paper for covers: 
  • 1 piece 8 1/2" x 11" grain short, Mi-Teintes or similar paper
  • 1 piece 11" x 4" grain short, light weight paper that folds sharply
  • 2 pieces 3" x 7" grain short, plus 1 piece 3" x 10" grain short, Mi-Teintes or similar paper. All three can be the same color or the two short papers can be complementary or contrasting colors from the 3" x 10" paper.

  • Note from Bobbie: Grain. I have been very specific about grain. For those of you who are not sure about which way grain is running on your paper, call me. There is a solution.
  • Scissors
  • Metal ruler
  • Pencil
  • X-Acto or craft knife
  • Awl
  • Cutting mat or phone book (we need to protect the table surfaces)
  • Bone folder
  • Binder clips (small to medium - we are working with small items here)
  • Beeswax for your thread
  • Needles for sewing signatures

RSVP required by March 9 to Bobbie Hayes (contact information on the front page of the newsletter).

Saturday, March 14
Eureka Methodist Church
Del Norte & F Streets
What to bring?
See list above
Yes, required by March 9 to Bobbie Hayes (contact information on the front page of the newsletter).
Fifty cents

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Valentine's Day Workshop

   This past Valentine's day nine NORBAG members gathered to make valentines that Lorraine Miller-Wolf distributed to senior citizens. This creative group made 200 valentines that were given to seniors at Timber Ridge in McKinleyville and Eureka and Sequoia Springs in Fortuna. This is the tenth year that Lorraine has spearheaded this project, and she reached a new record of 824 valentines! Many thanks to the members who participated by attending the workshop or sending in valentines. It looks like a great time was had by all.

Lorraine Miller-Wolf

Photos courtesy of Lorraine Miller-Wolf and Dolores Guffey

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

2015 Valentine Card Workshop

VALENTINE MAKING with Lorraine Miller-Wolf
A sampling of the many Valentines created for Lorraine's generous give-away
Please join me on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14th for an afternoon of making beautiful, original valentines. They will be given to people receiving the Senior Nutrition Program home delivered meals, participants at the senior lunch sites and people living in our local board and care homes.
Feel free to bring your own supplies (suggestions are listed below). I will have card stock, stickers, etc. for your use...along with some munchies! A perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day by sharing your creative talents with people who will definitely appreciate the cards they receive from you. If you are unable to come to the workshop but would like to give me some cards, please contact Lorraine (see newsletter).

Materials to bring:
♦ Miscellaneous papers suitable for valentines
♦ Paper doilies
♦ Ribbon, lace, and other adornments
♦ Bone folder
♦ Scissors
♦ PVA glue / glue stick
♦ X-acto knife and cutting mat
♦ Stamps and stamp pads

Saturday, February 14
Eureka Methodist Church
Del Norte & F Streets
What to bring?
See list above