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 OCTOBER 2018 

Time to create books!
Celebrating Handmade Books
If Only...a fine store
Friday, November 2  5-8pm
215 Cushman St., Downtown Fairbanks

Celebrating Handmade Books has become a favorite annual gathering of those who  appreciate all aspects of creating handmade books. Members of Northwoods Book Arts Guild present books specially created for this event at If Only...a fine store. All members are invited and encouraged to participate! All books are for sale and need to be delivered October 22-29.

If you have questions or are interested in receiving more information and a submission form please contact If Only  here.


Studio Session
Hemp Leaf Binding
with Susan Campbell
Sunday, October 14  12-4pm
$40 members     $50 non-members
$10 materials fee
1 space remaining

Hemp Leaf binding is one form of Japanese Stab Binding. These bindings have a rich tradition that has developed over hundreds of years. In this studio session, participants will create two soft-covered blank books using two variations of this decorative stitching technique. The materials fee will cover waxed linen thread and a variety of papers that will be provided for the covers, end sheets, and insert pages.

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Soft Cover Coptic Binding
with Margo Klass
Sunday, November 4  10am-4pm
$60 members   $75 non-members
$10 materials fee
This workshop is full; waitlist is open

Coptic binding is one of the classic techniques for a bookbinder. Whether you are new to the technique or need a review, this workshop will cover the basics as we create a small but elegant notebook. Papers embellished with stamping inks and stencils will personalize the covers.

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With summer and early fall travel and other adventures behind us, activity on Imprints, our community bookbinding project is resumed. Bruce and Susan recently printed the table of contents, acknowledgements, title page, and colophon pages using polymer plates on Greg Hill's Chamberlain Press. These fresh-off-the-press pages will be added to the already completed literary pages for final binding in the book. Constructing the clamshell casements comes next!

If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact us here. Announcements of work sessions come to your mailbox as NBG NOTES. If you are already signed up, you will continue to receive these notices.



with Jessie Hedden
October 13-14  1-4pm
Well Street Art Company
$100 includes materials & refreshments
Proceeds to benefit Raise the Roof Fund
More information  here.

New Notable Publication
by Hedi Kyle and Ulla Warchol
Attention Hedi Kyle fans!!! R enowned book artist Hedi Kyle and her daughter, Ulla Warchol, just published Art of the Fold. It includes step-by-step directions for creating her unique structures using folding techniques. Projects include flag books, the fishbone fold, and nesting boxes. 


Studio  Session 
Hemp Leaf Binding
with Susan Campbell
Sunday, October 14, 12-4pm
NBG Studio

Imprints Work Sessions
To resume in October
 Notification by separate NBG Notes.
Sign up  here to receive notifications.
NBG Studio

First Friday Event
Celebrating Handmade Books
If Only...a fine store
215 Cushman St., Fairbanks
Friday, November 2, 5-8pm

Soft Cover Coptic Binding
with Margo Klass
Sunday, November 4, 10am-4pm
NBG Studio

NBG Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 11  1-3pm
NBG Studio

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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