Events

The Phabulous Photo Album

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | October 6, 2018

Handmade photo albumIn this workshop, you will learn how to create an elegant hard-cover photo album using bookcloth and handmade paper – this is a wonderful keepsake that can hold 4” x 6” photos from your recent vacation or family holiday gathering.

Each participant will leave class with a completed photo album 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. You can even bring in your own cover materials to customize your book.

Cost: $30.00 SPA members/$40.00 non-members

Materials fee: $12.00 to the instructor

Materials/Equipment: Awl, bonefolder, ruler, X-Acto knife 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.

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

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Vermont Fall Open Studio Weekend

Blue Roof Designs studio | Montpelier, VT | October 13, 2018

Vermont Open Studio Weekend 2010Saturday October 13, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday October 14, 2018: 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 #85 in the orange tour 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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Find Closure

Studio Place Arts (SPA) | Barre, VT | November 10, 2018

Handmade leather journal with multiple closuresSaturday September 22, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Need that finishing touch for your journal? I’ve got you covered!

Consider this workshop the equivalent of a Closure Dressy Bessy. First you’ll complete a soft cover, leather book using a variation of the long stitch binding. Then comes the fun part – you’ll experiment with a variety of ways to secure those books. You’ll explore ways to use buttons, leather straps, and metal hardware to create up to 5 closures per book (as time allows).

Bring your own embellishments (buttons, ribbons, etc.) that you’d like to use for closures – there will be time for discussion and problem-solving as a group.

You’ll leave this workshop with one book measuring 9.5″ x 6.5″, along with a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used.

Materials/Equipment: Bone folder, scissors, X-Acto knife and extra blades, 24″ metal ruler, awl, cutting mat, pencil, a minimum of two sewing needles, Japanese screw punch (or equivalent) with assorted bits (1.0 – 5.0), small glue brush (0.5″ – 1″),  small metal triangle

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

Cost: $45.00 SPA members/$55.00 non-members

Materials fee: $30.00

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

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Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market

Montpelier City Hall | Montpelier, VT | December 15, 2018

Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market 2018 posterNow in its 13th year, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market is the spot to buy gifts from some of the best makers in Vermont. When you “gift local” you not only support our Vermont community, but also turn your friends and family onto another great Vermont business.

From booze to booties, clay to quilts and sweets to balms, the Touch of Vermont Holiday Gift Market has crafts from over 45 Vermont artisans to complete your gift list.

While you’re at the market, make sure to buy a raffle ticket. Each vendor has generously donated a unique Vermont made craft and they nearly 50 chances to win! All raffle proceeds directly benefit Good Beginnings of Central Vermont.

Admission is free and the market is fully accessible!

For more information about the Market, please visit the event website.

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