Events

The Paste Paper Photo Album

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | September 23, 2017

Paster paper photo albumSaturday September 23, 2017
Saturday September 30, 2017
Hours: 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In this workshop, you will learn how to create an elegant hard-cover photo album using bookcloth and paste paper that you’ll make yourself! This is a wonderful keepsake that can hold 4″ x 6″ photos from your recent vacation or family holiday gathering.

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. You’ll choose one or two of the papers to create your stab-bound photo album, but don’t worry – you’ll have plenty of paste paper to take home with you!

Each participant will leave class with a completed photo album, a collection of paste papers, and a basic knowledge of bookbinding and paste paper 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. You can even bring in your own materials and/or tools to customize your book.

Cost: SPA Members $55.00 / Non-Members $65.00

Materials fee: $15.00

Tools: Awl, bone folder, ruler, X-Acto knife or utility knife, cutting mat, scissors, pencil, glue brush, 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 tools if you have them – don’t feel obligated to buy anything. I’ll have extras available.

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The Recycled Accordion Book

Kent Museum | Calais, VT | October 1, 2017

Bookbinding workshop - recycled books - Elissa Campbell - Frog HollowSunday October 1, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

You don’t have to spend lots of money on supplies to make a book – your recycle bin offers lots of creative possibilities!  In this workshop, we will create an accordion book using recycled papers, books, and other found materials.  This structure can stand up and be stretched out, making it perfect for display.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own recycled materials to include in their work.  Additional materials will be available for use during the class.

In this workshop, each participant will leave the class with a completed book and a basic knowledge of bookbinding techniques.  You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used.

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

Cost: $45.00

Materials fee: $10.00 (There is a considerable amount of labor used in preparing the recycled materials for the workshop.)

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

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

Contact the Kent Museum via email  email or call Nel Emlen at (802) 229-4919 for more information or to register.

Click here to see other workshops going on at the Kent Museum.

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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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Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend

Blue Roof Designs studio | Montpelier, VT | October 14, 2017

Vermont Open Studio Weekend 2010Saturday October 14, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday October 15, 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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Peek-a-Boo Journal

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | October 28, 2017

Handmade journal by Elissa Campbell

Date: Saturday October 28, 2017
Hours: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

In this workshop, participants will create a journal with a double-needle coptic binding, an intricate stitch that will be visible on the spine of the book. Not only is the coptic binding beautiful, but it also allows books to remain flat when opened. The book covers will include a cut-out window, which offers many opportunities for personalization – photos, pressed flowers, theater tickets – if it’s flat, you can use it.

Participants are encouraged to bring small photos, paper ephemera, and/or other flat items to both decorate the covers and include in the windows. Additional materials will be available for use during the workshop.

Each participant will leave class with a completed book and basic knowledge of bookbinding technique. Participants will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used.

Some bookbinding or sewing experience is helpful, but not required. This is a great class for a beginner.

Cost: SPA Members $40.00 / Non-Members $50.00

Materials fee: $15.00

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

Note: Bring the the tools 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 25, 2017

Blue Roof Designs booth at the Women's Festival of Crafts 2016Saturday November 25, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday November 26, 2017: 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 Craft, please visit their Facebook event page. You can also check out the event website.

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