Events

Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend

Blue Roof Designs studio | Montpelier, VT | October 5, 2019

Vermont Open Studio Weekend 2010Saturday October 5, 2019: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday October 6, 2019: 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.

I’m studio #75 in the Fall Event and Resource Guide.

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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Japanese Bookbinding

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | November 9, 2019

Handmade Japanese bound booksSaturday November 9, 2019: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Would you like to take a trip to Asia without getting on a plane? In this workshop, you’ll try your hand at Watoji or Japanese bookbinding.

You’ll start off by learning the Yamato Toji, a binding which uses strips of paper instead of sewing thread. Next, four more traditional binding styles will be explored – Yotsume Toji (Four-hole Binding), Koki Toji/Kangxi (Noble Binding), Asa-No-Ha Toji (Hemp Leaf Binding) and Kikko Toji (Tortoise Shell Binding). Time permitting, you’ll also create an account book known as Daifuku Cho.

In this workshop, each participant will leave class with 5-6 books and a basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use.

No previous experience required – this is a great class for a beginner.

Supplies: Bone folder, scissors, X-Acto knife, ruler, awl, cutting mat, needle (bring them if you have them – don’t feel obligated buy anything)

Cost: $35.00 SPA members/$45.00 non-members

Materials fee: $12.00

Register online or contact Studio Place Arts at (802) 479-7069.

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Paste Paper Gift Wrap

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | November 18, 2019

paste papersMonday November 18, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday November 19, 2019: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tired of the same old gift wrap? Then this class is for you! Paste papers are made by applying a mixture of paint and pigment to damp paper and then using tools to create pattern and texture on the surface. Different methods will be demonstrated to guide you as you create your own paste papers with vibrant colors.

We’ll use methyl cellulose in a paste recipe that’s easy to recreate on your own. We’ll be working with acid-free paper, so you can even use the papers in your bookmaking or other craft projects.

Each participant will leave class with a collection of paste papers and a basic knowledge of paste paper technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use. No previous experience is required – this is a great class for a beginner.

Cost: Members $40.00 / Non-Members $50.00

Materials fee: $15.00 to the instructor

Supplies: Apron, old credit cards or gift cards that can be cut into and used as design tools, plastic utensils, wood grain or other tools to create marks.

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

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Women's Festival of Crafts

City Hall | Burlington, VT | November 30, 2019

Blue Roof Designs booth at the Women's Festival of Crafts 2016Saturday November 30, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday December 1, 2019: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Shop locally for the holiday season!

Come and shop at over 50 booths filled with handmade jewelry, pottery, recycled art, greeting cards, clothing, housewares, and more wonderful women’s craft! 

This show is a great alternative to the “usual” post-Thanksgiving shopping insanity. No waking up at 3:00 a.m.!

The Women’s Festival of Crafts is free and open to the public. Thanks for supporting Vermont artists!

For the most up-to-date information about the Women’s Festival of Crafts, please visit their website.

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