Creative Carousel Books: Surprising Spaces, Lively Layers – Wed





Instructor: Jennie Hinchcliff
Skill Level: All Levels
Materials Fee: $20.00
Length of workshop: 1 day



Workshop description:

What kind of book provides all the surprise of a pop-up, and the “wow!” factor of a tunnel book? Carousel books, that’s what! Also known as a “star” book, this structure provides endless opportunities for design and experimentation. In this day-long workshop, students are guided through the process of planning, creating, and constructing a carousel book. In-class discussions include calculating page measurements and layout/design for different sizes of carousel books – a process that appears daunting, but isn’t as tricky as it seems. Students will leave class with a complete project.


Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Prerequisite skills:

How to fold paper using a bone folder and assemble signatures

How to determine paper grain & match the grain of different book components

How to glue up paper or cloth to cover binder’s board

Has made, independent of a class:
Simple sewn text block for codex book


Materials/equipment to be supplied by student:
X-acto knife with extra blades
bone folder
right angle triangle (small or medium size)
inexpensive small, flat bristle brushes (for PVA glue)
a pair of full size, sharp scissors
bookbinding awl

additional papers/ephemera that might be used as decoration for book covers such as photos, collage elements, etc

tools for mark-making, drawing, or rubber stamping such as watercolor pencils, pen and ink, photos for collage, rubber stamps, inkpads, etc.


Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
instructional handouts
book samples
Davey board for book covers
decorative paper for book covers and endsheets
textblock paper for book pages
waxed linen thread, needles
PVA glue

a limited selection of art tools and supplies such as colored pencils, rubber stamps, inkpads, mark-making tools

Creative Carousel Books Materials$20.00
Location Focus on Book Arts
1928 21st Avenue
Forest Grove OR 97116