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.

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