Events

Do the Dos-à-dos

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | March 16, 2017

Dos-à-dos binding by Elissa Campbell of Blue Roof DesignsThursday March 16, 2017
Thursday March 23, 2017
Hours: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The dos-à-dos (translated from the French, “back-to-back”), is a book structure in which two separate texts are bound together so that they share a central back cover. The two books open in opposite directions. This binding offers many creative possibilities in that it can be used to physically represent the relationship between two books.

In this workshop, participants will create a 2-sided journal with a double-needle coptic binding, an intricate stitch that will be visible on each of the book spines. Not only is the coptic binding beautiful, but it also allows books to remain flat when opened.

In this two-day workshop, each participant will leave class with a completed book and a basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use.

Some bookbinding or sewing experience is helpful, but not required.

Cost: SPA Members $50.00/Non-Members $60.00

Materials fee: $15.00 to the instructor

Supplies: Awl, bone folder, metal ruler, X-Acto knife and/or utility knife, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, glue brush.

Note: Bring the the supplies if you have them – don’t feel obligated to buy anything. I’ll have extras available.

To register, call the Studio Place Arts office at (802) 479-7069.

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Be Bold and Fold!

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | April 6, 2017

Thursday April 6, 2017: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The simple fold has lots of potential – it doesn’t take much to transform a piece of paper into a book. We’ll be playing in the intersection between origami and bookmaking, creating folded books that require little or no adhesive. Among the structures you’ll learn are three invented by master book artist Hedi Kyle – the Fishbone Binding, the All-in-One Book, and the Pocket Folder Booklet.

In this workshop, each participant will leave class with a completed set of books and a basic knowledge of folding and bookbinding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use.

Experience in origami is helpful, but not required.

Cost: $30.00 SPA Members/$40.00 Non-Members

Materials fee: $10.00

Supplies: Awl, bone folder, ruler, X-Acto knife or utility knife, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, glue stick.

Note: Bring the the supplies if you have them – don’t feel obligated to buy anything. I’ll have extras available.

Contact SPA at (802) 479-7069 to register.

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25th Annual Vermont Open Studio Weekend

Blue Roof Designs studio | Montpelier, VT | May 27, 2017

Vermont Open Studio Weekend 2010Saturday May 27, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday May 28, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Come for a tour of my studio, demonstrations, and savings up to 50% off seconds and discontinued styles. There will also be selection of bookbinding supplies available for purchase.

Children are welcome!

For more information about Open Studio Weekend, please visit the Vermont Crafts Council website.

Directions: Exit 8 off I-89. The exit ramp becomes Route 2. Follow Route 2 with the river on your left. When you reach the junction of Routes 2 & 302, stay on Route 2 for 0.3 miles. Turn left on Gallison Hill Road, at the big Kia dealership sign. Travel 0.8 miles to #846 on the left side of the road. The house is gray with blue trim.

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Three is a Magic Number

Pacific University | Forest Grove, OR | June 24, 2017

Handmade three signature leather journals by Elissa CampbellSaturday June 24, 2017
Sunday June 25, 2017
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1.5 hour lunch break)

I’m thrilled to be teaching at the Focus on Book Arts conference for the very first time in 2017!

In this workshop, you’re going to work through nine three-section bindings, based on the work of Keith Smith, using only leather, paper, and thread – no glue needed!

Each binding involves sewing pages directly through a leather cover and each creates a different decorative pattern on the spine. These bindings are very flexible and allow the books to open completely flat.

You’ll ease into each binding by practicing on a paper template first, then you’ll use what you’ve learned to sew the book. In addition to learning various stitches, you’ll also try out different closure methods for each book.

While all of the bindings include three sections, the last book will include nine – you’ll learn how to adapt a 3-section binding to create a larger book by repeating the pattern. You’ll be binding all of your sewing templates into your final book, and this will be a great reference for future work.

You’ll leave this workshop with a basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used.

Materials Fee: $30.00 (includes leather, paper for pages, thread, and embellishments)

Supplies/Equipment: Awl, bone folder, 12″ metal ruler, X-Acto knife and extra blades, sewing cradle, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, needles (2), scotch tape, 45/45/90 triangle.

Optional Supplies/Equipment (if you have them): Japanese hole punch with 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, and 3.0 mm bits OR eyelet punch with 1/16″ and 1/8″ bits, rotary cutter, gridded ruler.

Registration for FOBA is not yet open. Stay tuned to their website for the most up-to-date information.

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34th Annual Weston Craft Show

Weston Playhouse | Weston, VT | October 6, 2017

Friday October 6, 2017 – Sunday October 8, 2017
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Craft show booth of handmade book artist Elissa CampbellThe Weston Craft Show is a juried exhibit of exceptional Vermont artisans, representing works in ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood. This year’s event is scheduled during peak fall foliage.

The show is one of the most prestigious exhibitions of contemporary crafts in Vermont and was twice voted one of the Top 10 Fall Events in Vermont by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

The Weston Playhouse provides a manageable, pleasant shopping experience for those looking for something special. With a carefully juried array of exceptional arts and crafts in a distinctive setting, the Weston Craft Show offers discerning art collectors high quality, diversity and beautiful displays.

For more information about the show, please visit: www.westoncraftshow.com.

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