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Thursday, January 22

Mini Workshop:
Four Flap Wrappers
Have you ever wondered how to make simple yet elegant casements for your artist books? Come to our first meeting of the new year and learn how to make a four-flap wrapper! Often used by conservationists, these easy-to-make casements provide both protection and wrappings for your books. Making them for all your books is bound to become part of your standard studio practice.

Please bring to the meeting: cutting mat, bone folder, X-Acto knife, ruler, scissors.

Guild members attend the mini workshop free;
others pay a materials fee of $5
Everyone is welcome!

 Book Exchange: Valentines!
Peggy Mars Photo by Ellen Golla
Valentines Book by Peggy Mars, from a past book exchange by the North Redwood Book arts Guild in Oregon; photo by Ellen Golla.

Join in our book exchange! Make a small book based on a Valentines theme. Use a structure and materials of your choice. Your book will be exchanged for the book of another Guild member!

Note that this activity is optional. Participate in the exchange if you would like, or just join in the surprises, if you prefer. The book exchange will take place after the business meeting and mini workshop.

Our book exchange is inspired by the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild in Oregon. Read about their book exchange and visit their amazing archive of themed exchanges here.

Want to read about and see the photo gallery of our Guild's holiday card exchange in November?  Read more here!


Come to the meeting prepared to renew your Guild membership. Dues of $25 per year cover the materials fees for all our program meetings, contribute to the cost of sending our monthly newsletters, and support the activities of the Northwoods Book Arts Guild.

Cash or check accepted; please note that PayPal is temporarily out of service.

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PAPER BIRCHES the Guild's supply store

Paper Birches offers you the opportunity to purchase book making supplies that are unavailable locally. We currently have Arches Text Wove paper, book board, Jade 403 bookmaker's glue, MacTac, and various other papers. Paper Birches is open only 4:45-5:00pm, in the 15 minutes before beginning our meeting's official activities. 


A series of workshops offered in partnership with 
The Folk School and taught by Guild members

Marbled Paper & Fabric
Corlis Taylor will present this workshop at the Folk School on Saturday, March 28, 10am - 4pm. Participants will learn two different techniques for marbling paper and fabric and leave the workshop with a selection of marbled papers and fabrics  for use in making books or in other creative work.  Learn more and register 



Rasmuson Library Display 

Check out the current display of artist books by Guild members at UAF's Rasmuson Library.


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