Thursday, March 26
FAIRBANKS ARTS ASSOCIATION
The March meeting program will feature Fairbanks artist Sue Cole, presenting the Blizzard Book structure. The Blizzard Book and its cousin, the Crown Book are origami type structures invented by Hedi Kyle, well known book artist. They may be made in multiple sizes. At the meeting we will make a Blizzard Book for holding business cards. We'll also see models of how this structure can be adapted to different sizes and cover treatments. Materials will be provided.
Please bring to the meeting: cutting mat, bone folder, X-Acto knife, ruler, scissors. Some guild tools will be available for use.
Guild members attend the workshop free;
guests pay a materials fee of $5
Everyone is welcome!
March Book Exchange:
Books Made from a Single Piece of Paper
Join in our book exchange! This month's theme is a book made out of a single piece of paper. Use paper and a structure
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 workshop.
Northwoods' book exchange is inspired by the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild in California. Read about their book exchange and, if you'd like inspiration, visit their amazing archive of themed exchanges here.
Want to read about and see the photo gallery of our Guild's Valentines Day card exchange? Read more here!
Renew your GUILD MEMBERSHIP!
Dues of $25 per year cover the materials fees for our program meetings, contribute to the cost of sending our monthly newsletters, and support the activities of the Northwoods Book Arts Guild. Membership can be renewed at the meeting, or download the membership form to be mailed in here.
Cash or check accepted; please note that PayPal is temporarily out of service.
Do you have ideas for future Guild meetings?
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.
GUILD WORKSHOP SERIES
A series of workshops offered in partnership with
The Folk School and taught by
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
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