"Repurposed" Book Projects


repurposed-booksThis class presents ways to re-use "good" books gone "bad!" These projects are designed to show off our love of books and make use (or re-use) of their shape and format. Learn to use thrift shop books to create a variety of unique decorative and useful conversation pieces. Projects include: a Classic Book-into-Portfolio case; a Book Safe, to hide your valuables in plain sight on your bookcase; a Kindle or E-reader Case; and a Book Vase with Origami Flowers. Lee’s other “Repurposed” book projects will be shown and discussed so you’ll go home with plenty of patterns and ideas.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, November 11
Time: 2pm-6pm
Max no. of students: 6
Instructor: Lee Steiner
Cost: $60 tuition + $10 materials fee

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Completion of this class will qualify you to use the studios for your own projects. Details on Open Studio may be found here.

Lee Steiner has been teaching herself and others hand papermaking and the book arts for more than a dozen years and has maintained her own art business and studio for eons. Life-long domestic pursuits include not only cooking, sewing, and gardening but Making Things. She's a papermaker, bookbinder, embellisher, writer, reader, junk picker, thrift shopper always on the lookout for old, forgotten, or funny treasures to use in her efforts to bring together the revered past and the quirky present in some paper/book/story form. Her Motto: "Why have a plain thing when you can have a decorated thing?"

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