North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Sunday, December 26, 2021


Our first workshop of 2022 will feature Carol DuBosch teaching a "Slip Knot" or "Larkshead" binding. This binding works best with heavy papers and book boards. It gives a rope-like look to the threads on the spine resembling a Coptic binding. It's important that we have our papers precut and tools and supplies ready when the class begins.

Supply List:

  • Six (6) pieces of HEAVY paper/chipboard, poster board, or cereal box cut to 2" x 3 1/2". The paper should be of a weight that you would hesitate to fold. Carol will demonstrate by using a collection of business cards.
  • Hole punch - 3 mm is best (this is slightly smaller than a normal 1/8" punch). If you have a Japanese Paper Drill choose a bit that is about 3 mm. If a normal hole punch is what you have, it will be OK.
  • Three (3) pieces of waxed linen thread cut to 16" each.
  • Ruler and pencil

Here are photos of several more books with this binding.

Beads can be added, but then the rope-like look of the binding
won't show as much.

This photo shows how you can use cereal or mac and cheese
 boxes (for example) as covers or pages.

During the workshop Carol will show several books with this binding to further inspire us. For more information about Carol please visit her website:

When:   Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 10 am PST
Where:  On your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom
RSVP:    Dolores Guffey by Monday, January 3 to receive the password
Workshop Questions:  Carol DuBosch
Zoom Questions:    Bobbie Hayes
Contact information for everyone is in the newsletter.

Thursday, December 16, 2021


Here is a teaser preview of the NORBAG Holiday cards of 2021. For an up-close look of each card be sure to visit the Flickr Gallery (link is on the left). Although the local members could not get together in person again, those of us from out-of-town especially appreciated the great job by Dolores Guffey and Bobbie Hayes in putting together the Zoom event for all of us to enjoy.

It was another wonderful selection of cards that included pop-ups; a flip card; eco-dyed, marbled and cyanotype papers; a stitched card and origami folds. The creativity was awesome.

* 2022 * 

Our first workshop of the new year will take place Saturday January 8. Carol DuBosch will teach us how to make a Slip Knot or Larkshead binding. This is a binding that works very well to use with heavy papers that are unfolded single sheets. More information, including the supplies needed, will follow in the next blog article, but to whet your appetite here are a couple of photos of books bound with the slip knot. To learn more about Carol and her book art visit her website: