Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September Workshop

with Dolores Guffey

The first meeting of the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild was held in September 1995 and we even had a workshop that day! Fast forward 20 years and the Guild is alive and well. To celebrate, this month's workshop will be a simple Double Needle Coptic Bound Candle Book

You will have your choice of either a tweed or solid stitching pattern. The photos show the difference. The sewing technique is identical, just the choice of threads make the difference as seen in the photos.

This is an example of tweed binding using two colors of thread.

This example shows one color of thread for the binding.

     Note: This is a small book using only two needles. It will have 10 signatures measuring 2" x 2 1/2" so that by the end of the workshop, you should feel confident to later make a larger book using four or even six needles.

RSVP is essential. PLEASE respond to Dolores no later than Tuesday September 8 so that all the materials can be cut and ready for you to sew.

Materials to bring:
  • Piercing tool (absolutely necessary). If you do not have one, they are available at Ellis Art & Engineering. Ask for a "needle tool used for clay". A metal one is $3. and a wooden handle one is $1.20.
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Ruler
  • Piercing cradle (extras will be available to borrow)
  • Scissors
  • Bees wax (extras will be available to borrow)
Instructor will provide:
  • Covers & signatures
  • Thread
  • Needles, both bent and curved
  • Instructions, including how to modify your own needles for Coptic stitching
  • Examples of Double Needle Coptic Binding variations

Meeting Details:

  • When?   Saturday Sept. 12 @ 12 noon
  • Where?  Eureka Methodist Church @ Del Norte & F Streets
  • RSVP     YES! by Sept. 8 to Dolores. See the newsletter for her contact information. She will respond to all emails.
  • Cost       $1.50

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