Sunday, March 18, 2018


On display this month in the kiosk at the Humboldt County Library are books created by North Redwoods Book Arts Guild members that celebrate Earth Day 2018. Materials used include handmade paper, eco-dyed and paste papers, book covers made of tree bark, sea shells, and recycled bits and pieces. Art forms include stab binding, long stitch, twig skewed binding, shape book, maze, floating pictures, flag book, herringbone, Coptic, pivoting art, scroll, and dimensional folding. Also on display is an 1850's recipe for marbled paper with a jar of dried sea weed from Ireland named “Irish Moss,” a required ingredient. Book content includes many fine poems, nature descriptions, and this quotation from William Shakespeare: One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.


Book Arts Guild members created these books that celebrate our earth. We hope you join us in honoring Earth Day 2018. Earth Day is a global event. Each year more than one billion people in 192 countries take part, making this the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

Thank you Dianne Byington for arranging this display.

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