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Bookmaking Basics: Sewing on Frames I
 with Ashley Thayer

Sunday, February 25, 10am-4pm
NBG Studio at The Folk School

$60 NBG members
$70 non-members
  Materials fee: $10
This workshop introduces the technique of binding a book on a frame, a practice that dates back to the Middle Ages. After looking at examples of antique books, and learning how to string the sewing frame, we will create a model book using three different techniques of sewing across the spine. Cover boards will be added as we explore several options for attaching them to the text block. You will leave with a sampler of techniques and directions, useful as a reference for future projects (see model on left in above photo).

Class size is limited to 6. Register with instructor here.

Instructor Ashley Thayer has a keen  interest in the binding techniques found in old books. She seeks out vintage materials such as buttons and marbled papers for her own books, making them contemporary and historic at the same time. She designed and produced the set of sewing frames that are used for Sewing on Frames workshops at NBG.

The Map Wallet
with Margo Klass

Sunday, February 11,  12:00-4:00pm
Blue Room, Pioneer Park

$40  NBG members
$50 non-members
 Materials included

Hedi Kyle is credited with the design of this clever combination of pocketed folder and journal. Its pockets and cover, folded from a single sheet of paper, are  strengthened with book cloth before sewing in the journal pages. In this Studio Session we will make a model of the folded cover for future reference before creating two finished wallets. 

Class size limited to 8. Register with instructor here. (2 places left)



Artist Feature:
Oralee Nudson
Systems Administrator
UAF - Geographic Information Network of Alaska
Following a lifetime of crafting during long cold Alaskan winter evenings, the discovery of artist books has given Oralee Nudson a venue to combine her many interests and favorite mediums into one form. Her collection of artist books on display features works and models of varying book binding techniques and materials inspired by nature, metalsmithing, handmade papers, and computer technology.  Many of the structures were learned in Fairbanks from classes taught by local book arts community members.  Oralee enjoys learning these new techniques and exploring them further using out-of-the-ordinary materials and ideas.

Northwoods Book Arts Guild membership is for the calendar year. If you haven't already renewed or joined for this year please log on here to do so on line! As last year, your friends and family are welcome to join in any program meeting activity for a $5 materials fee.


Look to this section of the Newsletter to learn about bookmaking opportunities beyond what the Guild offers in Fairbanks. We will let you know about upcoming workshops and other events that intrigue and inspire us!
The Folk School: One2Tree Exhibition
First Friday, March 2
TRAX Outdoor Center
A display of art projects made from a single boreal birch tree, 
 by The Folk School Fairbanks community.

UAF Summer Sessions
Bookmaking Workshop: Woven Spine Bindings
June 1-3
Margo Klass, instructor
More information here.

Newport Paper Book Arts Festival, Newport, OR
April 20, 21, 22
In its nineteenth year, the Newport Paper Book Arts Festival draws attendees from the greater Northwest and beyond. It features three days of workshops in paper and book arts. More information here.

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Summer 2018 Program
Penland School of Crafts, the oldest craft school in the country, offers 1-, 2-, and 8-week classes in book and paper arts taught by visiting instructors. Classes focus on topics including bookmaking, paper arts, letterpress, and much more. More information here.



Studio Session: The Map Wallet
with Margo Klass
$40/$50 includes materials
Register HERE 
Sunday, February 11,  12:00-4:00pm
Blue Room, Pioneer Park

Workshop: Bookmaking Basics - Sewing on Frames I
with Ashley Thayer
$60/$70 plus $10 materials
Register HERE
Sunday, February 25, 10am-4pm
NBG Studio at The Folk School

 Program Meeting
Sunday, March 11, 1:00-3:00pm
Blue Room, Pioneer Park

Studio Session
Sunday, April 8, time TBA
Blue Room, Pioneer Park

Program Meeting
Sunday,  May 6, 1:00-3:00pm
Blue Room, Pioneer Park

Studio Session
Sunday, June 10, time TBA
Blue Room, Pioneer Park

Program Meeting
Sunday, July 15, 1:00-3:00pm
Blue Room, Pioneer Park

More details to come in the Newsletter and on our website!

Need bookmaking tools? 
A fine selection is available at If Only...a fine store!
215 Cushman Street, Fairbanks

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