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Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 19-26, 2022

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 18, 2023

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Mica Cover

Daniel Essig
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

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$ 95  

Create a unique book structure with a mica cover. We will utilize a commercially made mica product intended for lampshades. This translucent material makes for an excellent and intriguing alternative to more typical cover options. Our books will be sewn on tapes using a decorative and sturdy herring bone binding.

Students need to bring:
Thin or light weight collage materials: decorative and text papers, photos, insect wings, leafs, feathers, etc.

Metal Ruler
White eraser
ΒΌ palm chisel http://earthguild.com/products/woodwork/flexcut/flexpalm.htm
Exacto knife and blades
Small cutting matte

MATERIALS FEE $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

Mica sheets
Text block
Waxed linen thread
PVA glue foam brush
Double stick tape
Other misc. materials or tools needed to complete the project


Click here for a printable page

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