North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Sunday, October 30, 2022


Flag books are very eye-catching and often contain several different images. But they can also be a great structure to use for a large single image. Our November workshop will feature a fish named Arowana and an instructor named Edge Gerring who will show us how to create this single image flag book. Edge will provide an image of Arowana but you can use any image that will fit on the 5" x 11" background.


Edge will provide:  Instruction sheet and Arowana image
These will be emailed to you upon RSVP.

Participants need:
  • Pencil and metal edged ruler
  • Scissors, cutting knife and mat
  • Bone folder (scoring board and scoring tool are optional)
  • Glue: PVA, Elmer's, Tacky or extra strong glue stick
  • One (1) piece background card stock 5" x 11" grain short - or any paper that will take 1/2" accordion folds well.
  • One (1) copy of Arowana (or your similar sized image) on cardstock
  • Two (2) covers: stiff board 1 1/2" x 5" grain long
  • Two (2) cover papers 3 1/2" x 6"
  • Optional: paper, cord, ribbon, etc. for a belly band
Here are a couple more images to give you an idea of how this structure goes together.

Workshop Meeting Details:

When:   Saturday November 12 at 10 a.m. PST
Where:  On your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom
RSVP:    Dolores Guffey by Nov. 7 to receive the password and instructions
Workshop Questions: Edge Gerring
Zoom Questions:  Bobbie Hayes
Contact information for everyone is in the newsletter

Thursday, October 13, 2022


Our October workshop to learn the Diamond Meander Fold was quite a success. Carol DuBosch walked us through the steps to create the folds, make a few cuts, and lastly, collapse those folds into a sweet little book. She provided us with a copy of a quote by William Stafford using her own calligraphy, or we could use our own paper. Carol also showed copies of other books she had made using the same diamond fold. Thank you Carol for another great workshop.

Mary Conley made her book with beautiful two-sided paper.

Bonnie Julien used the paper with calligraphy
that Carol provided and added cover pieces.

Margaret Beech used her own colored paper.

Margaret's cover

The Puget Sound Book Artists (PSBA) group just held their third annual book exchange. This year the theme was Pathways. It was chosen as a means to help to get to know each other and learn about past experiences, interests and future goals. There were 17 participants and here is a sample of some of the books in the exchange.

Kim Izenman

Belinda Hill

Dorothy McCuiston

Bonnie Julien

Elsi Vassdal Ellis

Abbie Birmingham

Lynn Skordal

John Arbuckle

Lynne Olson

Rachel Watson

Selene Fisher

Laurel Moorhead

Here is a link to view all of the books in the exchange.