Saturday, November 27, 2021

HOLIDAY CARD EXCHANGE



 The Holiday season has arrived and it's time to celebrate another year of book making and sharing. While the local members will certainly miss the wonderful in-person get-togethers at Sandy V's house, now the out-of-towners can join in thanks to Zoom. We invite everyone to join Dolores Guffey at December's Zoom meeting as she presents the 2021 Holiday Exchange Cards. Many thanks to all who participated in this festive exchange. We hope that the members who made cards for the exchange will join us at the Zoom meeting to discuss their cards, and share with us various aspects of their inspiration, structure and design. Those unable to join us will have their colophons read as the card is shown on the screen. As time permits, after the sharing of the cards, we will have visiting time amongst us to exchange best wishes for the holidays and coming year.

When?   Saturday, December 11, 10 a.m. Pacific time

Where?  On your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom

RSVP:    To Dolores Guffey by Dec. 6 to receive the password

Zoom questions: To Bobbie Hayes 

Contact information for Dolores and Bobbie is in the newsletter.


Humboldt County Library kiosk display

Here are some examples of cards from past holiday exchanges.








Wednesday, November 17, 2021

DIAMOND X WORKSHOP

The Diamond X binding stitch is an eye-catcher, especially with the addition of a bead in the middle of each X. Becky Luening led us in a very informative workshop to create wonderful three section journals with a pleated spine that showcased this stitch. More than 40 members from across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. participated. Many thanks go to Becky for her detailed instructions and for showing many variations that can be used with this binding method. Thanks also go to our Tech Coordinator, Bobbie Hayes, for keeping the workshop running in an organized manner.

Becky Luening

Becky demonstrating the stitching pattern.


Here are some examples of journals that were made during the workshop.

Mary Conley's very lovely colorful book.


Edge Gerring used different colored accent beads.

Michele Kamprath

Michele used her beautiful eco-dyed paper for the cover.


Margaret Beech demonstrated the stitch without beads.


Bonnie Julien included the instructions in her book.

Emmy Nelson

Emmy's gorgeous wet cyanotype covers.