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    Introduction to Textile Marbling

    Sunday, October 14 / 10 am - 5 pm

    This popular marbling workshop will introduce students marbling techniques on fabric that can be used for covering books and boxes. Students will begin the day by working on basic marbling skills. With the instructor's guidance, they will work on new patterns with an eye for nuance. The main focus will be on marbling fabric to create book cloth, and techniques for other textile uses will also be discussed. At the end of the day, the instructor will demonstrate how to prepare pieces of marbled cloth for use in bookbinding. Students will leave with their own stack of 15 marbled fabric pieces. All materials provided with registration.

    Instructor: Pietro Accardi
    Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

    $100 General / $95 Museum members

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    Upcycled Envelope Wallets

    Sunday, October 21 / 1 - 4 pm

    You have a wealth of book-making materials passing through your home every day, often ending up in the trash or recycling. In this fun introductory class, students will learn to turn junk mail envelopes into clever pocketbooks using basic bookbinding and collage techniques. Two pocketbooks will be completed during the class, so you’ll finish with a gift for a friend or family member. This structure is perfect for stashing cash and credit cards, tickets and ephemera, or any other small treasures. Both novice and intermediate book makers welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Bel Mills
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $35 General / $32 Museum members

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    Bar Soap Box Book

    Saturday, November 3 / 10 am - 2 pm

    In this fun introductory class, you will learn how to use patterned paper, book cloth, and waxed thread to turn an ordinary bar-soap box into a thick mini-journal with a hand-stitched spine. Students will leave with a compact journal ideal for taking on the road or giving as a gift. With just over 365 pages, the journal is also an ideal “line-a-day” diary, habit tracker, or dream journal. Also a great place for artists to test pens and paints, or demo rubber stamps. A variety of basic bookbinding techniques will be covered, including proper folding, gluing and stitching practices. Both novice and intermediate book makers welcome. *Supply list.

    Instructor: Bel Mills
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $45 General / $42 Museum members

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    Mailable Book from a Shipping Box

    Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15 / 10 am - 3 pm

    In this engaging class, students will use Kraft envelopes to make a functional, flexible 2019 planner. Three different binding styles will be covered over the course of the day- accordion, pamphlet stitch, and elastic – with each style adding a layer of functionality to this remarkable book. The finished structure will feature 6 large storage compartments, 4 page sections for lists and plans, and 2 flexible bindings to allow pages to be added or removed throughout the year. Both beginner and intermediate book makers will find plenty to take away from this class. *Supply list.

    Instructor:Bel Mills
    Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

    $115 General / $105 Museum members