North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Monday, May 1, 2023


Our May workshop will be taught by Edge Gerring. This will be a very different structure for us, but it should be great fun to make. Edge uses the term, stilt, for books that are mounted on sticks. The sticks, or stilts, can be any material from natural branches, dowels, skewers, popsicle sticks to blown glass, chopsticks, or straws! This class will introduce you to a variety of ways to mount panels on sticks with show and tell presentation. Then we will make a stilt book!

This is the size Stilt Book we will make.

The other photos show different sizes and ways to attach the panels to the stilts.


  • PVA (or other white glue) and toothpick
  • Waxed embroidery floss, waxed thread, etc. for tying the panels to the stilts
  • Scissors and awl or very small hole punch (1.0-1.5 mm screw punch)
  • A piece of thick paper to make a hole punching template
  • Pencil
  • A needle with an eye that will accommodate the thread you are using
  • A small weight is helpful, but not required to hold things down while you tie knots
  • Optional: a straight edge and clamps to make a bumper at the edge of your work surface. This is helpful in making sure all the stick bottoms are lined up with each other.


  • Four (4) panels of heavy card stock, playing cards or thin cardboard 3-1/2" high by 2-1/2" wide. You can use a larger (or smaller) size, as you wish, square or rectangular
  • Decorate your panels before class, or use them plain and this can be a prototype
  • Five (5) sticks (Edge will be using thin skewers that are 6" long. The length of yours is up to you, but they should be at least 2" longer than the height of your panels.
  • Beads or other decorative stuff if desired

   Saturday May 13 at 10 a.m. PDT

Where:  On your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom

RSVP:   To Dolores Guffey by May 8 to receive the password

Workshop Questions: Edge Gerring

Zoom Questions:  Bobbie Hayes

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