Monday, September 26, 2022

DIAMOND FOLD MEANDER BOOK

There are many different types of meander books. At our October meeting Carol DuBosch will teach us the Diamond Fold Meander using a template and a demo page that will be provided. She will also share many original books she has made over the years using this practical and unusual approach to an accordion fold book. Carol's books contain a wide variety of texts and contents that will hopefully inspire your future bookmaking.

Demonstration Book

Demonstration Book folded with belly band added.

Another demo book, this one written with gouache
and colored with ink that was sprayed with water. 

A different view of the book

Supplies to have for the workshop

  • PDF pages printed to "Actual Size"
  • Trim the page with William Stafford's word to 5.5" x 11" as instructed on the page. We will fold and make the cuts for that page during the class.
  • One (1) piece of text weight paper cut to a rectangle that measures 2:1. Any size will work, so long as the length is twice the width of the rectangle.
  • Cutting mat
  • Xacto knife
  • Metal straight edge
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil

More examples of the Diamond Fold Meander



A close-up view of the folds


This is one book that was made with two Diamond
Fold Meanders that were glued together. Carol will
demonstrate this technique.


Workshop Details:

When:    Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m. PDT
Where:   On your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom
RSVP:     Dolores Guffey by October 3 to receive the password and PDF's
Workshop Questions:  Carol DuBosch
Zoom Questions:  Bobbie Hayes
Contact information for everyone is in the newsletter

Monday, September 12, 2022

CRISS CROSS & KIOSK

 Our September Criss Cross Accordion workshop taught by Mary Conley was a great success with more than 40 participants. Our thanks go to Mary for showing us a lovely sculptural book that can also hold cards in the "pockets". We discovered that the sizes of the book pieces can also be cut in half to make a smaller version just right for holding ATC cards.

Two books by Bobbie Hayes, one a smaller size,
and both with her beautifully decorated papers.

The smaller book is oriented to lift up,
 rather than from the side like the larger book. 

This book is by Bonnie Julien.

Bonnie's book includes ties of waxed linen thread
inserted through holes punched with a Dremel.

Margaret Beech used Dylusion inks 
to create these beautiful painted covers.

Margaret's book demonstrates how the
crossed pages can be used as pockets.

Humboldt County Library Display

The kiosk at the Humboldt County Library in Eureka has a new display of miniature books made by Edge Gerring. If you are in the area, be sure to check out this great collection. Thank you Edge for sharing your wonderful books with us.