Friday, January 30, 2009

Book Binding Workshop - Forstall Art Supply
Instructor - Doug Baulos
Saturday March 28 - 10-4 p.m.
Participants must register with Forstall Art Supply - class size is limited Cost -

Modern Re-Inventions of Historic Binding-The Nag Hammadi

The Nag Hammadi codices are the earliest surviving books in codex form with their covers intact. They were found in Egypt and are a collection of Gnostic writings from the 4th century. Each of the eleven surviving codices has a similar structure, but all have subtle and beautiful unique details. All students will complete a book based on the Nag Hammadi codex style. Bring your bone folder, sewing needles, xacto, ruler, waxed thread, and your choice of decorative papers any other buttons, or other objects you might want to work with.

Forstall Art Supply 402 Palisades Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35209 (205) 870-0480

Sunday, January 25, 2009

non toxic book arts and upcycling

casting gelatin for paste paper printing etc today - have started some new pulp
working on making paper so that not only are books created from "scratch or upcycled materials" but that all images and materials are completely non-toxic/