North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Saturday, August 27, 2022


Twenty-seven years ago this month NORBAG was established and we are still going strong. Congratulations and happy anniversary to everyone for continuing to keep NORBAG a valuable book art organization.

Our September workshop will be a Criss Cross Accordion Book taught by our member from Victoria, B.C., Mary Conley. This is a great sculptural book with a real WOW factor when opened.


  • Four (4) pieces of cardstock 4" x 12"
  • Two (2) pieces of cardstock 4" x 9"
  • pencil
  • eraser
  • ruler (preferably metal)
  • glue stick
  • Xacto or craft knife
  • cutting mat
  • bone folder
  • scoring tool
  • ribbon closure
  • spine piece 4.25" x 1" bookboard or mat board
  • Two (2) covers 4.25" x 6.25" bookboard or mat board
  • paper to cover the outside of the book 16" x 6.25"
  • paper to cover the inside of the book 4 1/8" x 13.5"
  • Two (2) pieces of book/mat board 4" x 2" glued together
Important: the grain of the papers and boards must run in the same direction.


  • A strip of mat board 1/2" wide by 12" long
  • A jig to trim the corners of your cover paper. The pattern is in the newsletter.
Mary reports that she has found both these items to be very useful tools in book binding.

Here's an idea from Mary of how you can expand on this Criss Cross structure to make a very sculptural holly pop-up.

When:   Saturday September 10 at 10 a.m. PDT

Where:  On your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom

RSVP:    To Dolores Guffey by September 5 to receive the password

Workshop Questions:  Mary Conley

Zoom Questions:  Bobbie Hayes

Contact information for everyone is in the newsletter.

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