North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Monday, August 28, 2023


 Our September workshop will be taught by our member from the San Francisco Bay Area, Kit Davey. On her website at, it says Kit "makes playful art to spread delight across the planet". You'll find this to be true if you visit her website or her Instagram page @daveykit and check out all the whimsical and beautiful books that she makes. She'll be teaching us a circular book with pages that rotate 360 degrees because of unique "hinges" installed on the back. She'll also teach us an unusual case for the book.

Tools Needed:

  • 3/4" and 1" circular paper punches. You cannot make the book without them!
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Ruler
  • Exacto knife and cutting mat
  • Liquid glue, such as PVA, Modge Podge, mat medium, Elmer's or Yes Glue
  • Paintbrushes 1/4" or so wide
  • Jar for water
  • Circle cutter, if you have one
  • Small hole punch (1/8" in diameter) or use an awl to make a small hole
  • Small brad (with a head approximately 1/4" in diameter or whatever size you have available)

Materials Instructions:

Important note: You MUST cut out the materials in advance of this workshop! There will not be time to cut things during the Zoom meeting.

Double-sided cardstock or mixed media weight paper will work well for all the elements in this book. Some scrapbooking papers are also stiff enough. Flimsy paper, like magazine pages, dictionary pages or map pages are NOT stiff enough.

  • For the pages: six (6) circles made from single-sided or double-sided cardstock, 3" to 3 3/4" in diameter. You can use a glass or something round to trace a circle if you don't have a circle cutter.
  • For the radial hinges that will be on the back of a six-page book: 24 3/4" circles and six (6) 1" circles.
  • You can embellish the circular book pages before or after class, as we won't have time in class for this.
  • For the case: two (2) pieces of cardstock, 4 1/4" by 8" and one small brad. 

When:    Saturday September 9 at 10 a.m. PDT
Where:  On your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom
RSVP:    By September 4 to Dolores Guffey to receive the password
Workshop Questions:  Kit Davey (
Zoom Questions:  Bobbie Hayes
Contact information for Dolores and Bobbie is in the newsletter.

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