Tuesday, January 11, 2022


Our first workshop of 2022 got off to a great start with more than 50 members in attendance. Carol DuBosch showed us how to sew a binding that is ideal for use with single sheets of heavy papers or book boards. One happy aspect of the Slip Knot binding is that it is pretty simple to do and does not even require a needle. The hardest part is keeping the threads from twisting so that you get a kind of braid that resembles the Coptic stitch.  

Here are some screenshots of Carol 

and her demonstration of the binding.

We started with the back cover.

We added more pages and finished by tucking
 the threads to the inside of the front cover to tie off.

This screenshot shows some members
displaying their newly bound books

Allegra Burke's open book

Allegra's book closed

Barbara Clark bound one of her art journals.

Bobbie Hayes

Dolores Guffey redid the stitching on her book
 from a previous workshop.

Sherrill Story made two books for her grandchildren
 using the Slip Knot.

Bonnie Julien used beer coasters for her book
and added a bead before tying off.

Thank you Carol for a fun and informative workshop.

Valentines made at a previous NORBAG workshop

For the past 16 years our local member, Lorraine Miller-Wolf, has been hosting valentine making events and collecting handmade valentines to distribute to the senior nutrition program, various senior health care homes as well as the dialysis centers. Due to Covid-19 she is unable to host these events this year but will still collect valentines for distribution. If you are able to contribute your handmade valentines please contact Lorraine (curly1363@gmail.com). If you live outside of Humboldt county consider making and donating valentines in your own area. Lorraine reports that the seniors always enjoy and appreciate the valentines.