North Redwoods Book Arts Guild

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Monday, October 2, 2023


Our October workshop will be taught by our very prolific member from the UK, Margaret Beech. The structure is made of decreasing sizes of single-fold cards. Margaret said that it's the way they are attached to each other that makes it work, but it is easier to show than describe. For that reason, Margaret suggests that we complete the structure before decorating the pages. There is lots of space for content, plus the spines on each section give allowance for slender enclosures.


Use a light to medium cardstock for the six different card/pages. Cut one each of the following sizes, but do not score or fold them until we receive direction during the workshop. Note: In order to reinforce the cover page, Margaret suggests that we also cut two 4" squares of the same cardstock to glue to the two sides of the Cover card.
  • Size A (Cover) - 8 1/4" x 4"
  • Size B - 7 1/8" x 3 1/2"
  • Size C - 6 1/8" x 3"
  • Size D - 5 1/8" x 2 1/2"
  • Size E - 4 1/8" x 2"
  • Size F - 3 1/8" x 1 1/2"


  • Glue stick
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Bone Folder
  • Craft Knife
  • Double-sided Tape

Here are more examples of the structure to inspire you.

When:   Saturday, October 14 at 10 a.m. PDT
Where:  On your computer, tablet or smartphone via Zoom 
RSVP:    By October 9 to Dolores Guffey to receive directions and password
Workshop Questions: Margaret Beech
Zoom Questions: Bobbie Hayes
Contact information is in the newsletter.  

Notes from the Art Lab 

by Bonnie Halfpenny

 Whoever said "there is nothing new under the sun" was not thinking about rock paper which was developed by Molly Grosse, artist, and her mother, a process engineer.  After years of trials and experiments they are producing beautiful paper not from fiber, but from rock.  This product comes in different styles from light, translucent, and barely tinted, to heavy and opaque pieces in vivid colors.  The color is sometimes variegated on one piece. It folds beautifully, can be hand or machine sewn, and cuts like butter.  It accepts many pens, pencils, and markers although it cannot be used with printer ink (it smears).  

The cost is comparable to origami paper.  What makes it stand out from other papers is that it is waterproof-- it is from rock, after all!  To find out more about this innovative product, go to online, or search that name on Facebook.

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