Thursday, September 15, 2011

September workshop

Karis West led a marvelous workshop on sewing over tapes.  Everyone was successful and had a great time.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Images from July 2 Leah Virsik Workshop

Leah Virsik, Our wonderful teacher

Books by Sue Luppi and Doris Giannoni

Information from today's workshop

The Corner Rounder can be purchased from Talas --
The white tape, somewhat sticky with square holes is called Fiba tape and is for sheet rocking and can be found at the hardware store.
The rust colored loosely woven ribbon (huge spool) came from Daiso, which has a store in Japan Center, San Francisco.
Bingo Daubers from Discount School Supply - online

The Duck Tape that Jami  used to cover the bottom of her canvas bag (from Harbor Freight) comes from Target in the section where they sell velcro.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Book Shows/Events

There are several events and shows in Sonoma County and nearby that you might want to know about.

Bibliophoria II opens Thursday night at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sonoma Valley Museum has an exhibit, Rebound, of CA book artists;

Bookworks 2011
June 18 - August 7, 2011
Skylight Gallery, 6th Floor

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Waxed linen thread and needles

For everyone having trouble finding waxed linen thread in Sonoma County, let me say that we buy it online and there are sources listed in older posts. BUT you can substitute perle cotton for waxed linen thread and you can run the perle cotton through beeswax and you are home free.  Perle cotton is fairly easy to find around the county as is beeswax.  Right in Sebastopol we have a store called Bee Kind and you can easily get beeswax there or at most farmers' markets.   The needles you want to buy are crewel needles and you will be much happier if you dull the points by scraping them on sandpaper.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bibliophoria - deadline for entry is May 31

Here is a link to the prospectus/entry form for the show.  I hope all of you enter something in the show.  We will also have two displays of our work in the library case during the run of Bibliophoria.

Art Retreat in Petaluma

An art retreat, like Art Unraveled and Art and Soul is coming to our own county.

Art is You will be happening in Petaluma in September

Art is You

Must see in the Bay Area

Whatever you do, if you can, do not miss

Pulp Fashion at the Legion of Honor - thru June 5

Art of the Book  - thru April 30 Donna Seager Gallery

Monday, March 7, 2011

Randy Parkhurst and her fabulous construction

Follow this link to a great video

Waxed linen thread

Many of you asked where to purchase waxed linen thread.  The two easiest sources I am aware of are: Volcano Arts and Royalwood Ltd.  You may want to consider buying thread with friends to enable you to buy more colors and share the costs. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Journals we made

These were made for the Chicago Books to Women in Prison Project.  We made over 40 journals. The bindings include: coptic, French, Secret Belgian, Crossed Structure, Pamphlet and Crossed Snowshoes.  The covers are painted, collaged and stamped.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Carolyn's Paper Bead Workshop

Example of Carolyn's Gorgeous Work

Tribal dress made of paper beads by Carolyn Baychelor

hard at work making beads

fierce concentration

Friday, February 4, 2011

Our March Meeting

We will NOT be meeting at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts on March 5.  Please call Dena at 829-1732 for information on our meeting place and to be sure you have the supply list.

This is a great link to two tutorials on folding paper