Guild Logo-OrangeBG

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

NOTE: this is the first day of Daylight Saving Time

 with Margo Klass
This meeting is all about expanding your knowledge of paper and starting a notebook of Paper Samples where you can keep track of papers you use, their attributes (such as dimensions, grain direction, and weight), and where to purchase them. You will begin several pages of your sampler at the meeting as we talk about how to select papers for specific book-making purposes. We'll also have examples of books that illustrate how the papers have been successfully used. This knowledge will inform and inspire book projects to come!
We will provide pages designed for labeling paper samples, several sets of samples, plastic sleeves to hold them, and a "PAPER SAMPLES" title plate. You can put them into a binder later, or better yet, bring one with you. A 3-ring white, 1" binder is perfect to begin your library of paper samples.
Please bring:
**Roll of double-stick tape**
3-ring binder (optional)
Scissors, and p encil or pen
Papers you would like to discuss, time permitting
Book Exchange Theme: Mixed media

An exciting  announcement  about a new home 
for the Guild will be made at the meeting. 
Be among the first to know!!

Coptic Stitch Binding REVIEW
with Mary Maisch and Kathy Dietrich

Sunday, April 8,  12:00-4:00pm
NBG Studio
Caribou Building, Suite 205
3550 Airport Way

$40 NBG members
$50 non-members
$5 materials fee


This Studio Session is for binders who have previously taken 
a Coptic Binding class.
Join Mary Maisch and Kathy Dietrich for a review of the versatile but somewhat elusive Coptic Stitch Binding. This binding technique requires regular practice to maintain memory of its peculiar twists, turns, and wraps. Wending one's way through Keith Smith's procedure alone can be daunting! If it has been a while since you last employed the Coptic stitch, join us for this refresher. We will warm up with a small model book that requires just six needles, and then you will work on your own new or unfinished project that you bring to the class. See lists below.
What we will supply:
Model book - board covers, sections, and waxed linen thread
What you should bring:
Needles - 6-12 blunt tipped tapestry needles, #22, or similar
Pair of pierced board covers, ready to sew
Prepared text block - 8-10 sections, pierced and ready to sew
Waxed linen thread, 4 ply, for your project 
Piercing cradle or strip of foam core
Needle nose pliers
Small bench or box that can raise book closer to eye level as you sew
If you will be cutting paper for your book sections, you will also need your cutting mat, knife, extra blades, and rules.

Class size limited to 10. Register with instructor here

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.


UAF Summer Sessions
Bookmaking Workshop: Woven Spine Bindings
June 1-3, Murie Building, UAF campus
Margo Klass, instructor

The spotlight of this binding is on the spine where the texture of colored threads woven back and forth provides the background for further embellishment possibilities, including braids, beads, and knotting.  The binding can accommodate any number of sections, each of which is sewn separately and then connected to each other at the spine. In this workshop you will create two books, each with a distinct personality determined by your choices of papers, palette, and embellishments.
Instructional fee: $155     
Materials Fee: $25
Class size limited-3 seats remain

More information here. Register here



Studio Session: Coptic Stitch Binding REVIEW
with Mary Maisch and Kathy Dietrich
$40/$50 plus $5 materials fee
Register HERE 
Sunday, April 8,  12:00-4:00pm
NBG Studio, Caribou Building, Suite 205, Airport Rd.

Program Meeting
Sunday,  May 6, 1:00-3:00pm
Location TBA
Book  Exchange: Mail Art

Studio Session:  Wrap-Around Bindings
with Laurel Herbeck
Sunday, June 10, 12:00-4:00pm
Location TBA

Program Meeting
Sunday, July 15, 1:00-3:00pm
Location TBA
Book  Exchange: Tags & Pockets

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

Learn about and support Northwoods Book Arts Guild!

Join Our Mailing List