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Workshop: Covered Board Books

Tuesday, 11/23/2021
4:30 - 5:15

Learn to make delightful handmade crafts and books from master book artists in a three-part series. For kids and their families.

Watch on YouTube.

This week’s project: Covered Board Books

Materials & tools needed for this project:

  • pencil

  • scissors

  • ruler (inches) 

  • spoon (wooden or metal, or bone folder)

  • 2 paper clips

  • sewing needle

  • waxed linen thread (or dental floss or other type of thread)

  • glue stick

  • waste sheet of paper (newspaper or junk mail)

  • 2 sheets of paper (color) 8” x 5”

  • 4 sheets of paper (white) 8” x 5”

  • 2 pieces of chipboard (or cereal box type of cardboard) 4 1/4” x 5 ½””

  • 2 pieces of decorative paper (i.e. art on paper or wrapping paper) 5 ¼” x 6 ½”

  • 1 piece of Tyvek (or colored tape or paper) 1 ½” x 6”

Book Arts Roadshow was co-founded by Cheryl Ball & C.K. Itamura to provide Book Arts instruction and hands-on learning experiences for all ages in your own space. Attend one class or all three.

Book Arts Roadshow - Website

Find inspiration through craft programs featuring talented artists, makers and even your local librarians. For craft programs, all materials are provided, unless noted.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

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