Brenda Gallagher – Beaded Miniature Books

InstructorBrenda Gallagher
Skill LevelBeginner
Length of Workshop1 day
Date (s)Saturday, June 29, 2024
Cost$175 per day x 1 day + $10 Material Fee
Total Price of Workshop$185

Workshop Description:

Students will make several miniature books with beaded spines. We will cut small pages and fold into signatures. Then a miniature case will be created by covering small boards with decorative paper and book cloth spines. Students will then make several beaded books. We will learn simple macrame using waxed linen thread adding beads in a variety of designs. Book pages will then be tied in with macrame weavings. Optionally, students can add a ribbon for hanging the book like an ornament.

Materials/equipment to be provided by students:

  • Beads of a variety of sizes (instructor will provide a selection)
  • Scissors or X-Acto knife
  • Glue brush
  • Bone folder
  • Scraps of decorative paper or book cloth you might wish to use (optional)

See Materials Glossary for definitions and images

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:

  • Bookboards cut to size
  • Paper for book pages
  • Glue
  • Thread for binding and sewing books
  • Needles
  • Waxed linen thread for macrame
  • Beads
  • Book cloth
  • Decorative paper

Instructor Biography:

Brenda Gallagher is a graphic designer, book artist, and design fine bookbinder. She is an enthusiastic teacher of letterpress and bookbinding for students of all ages. Brenda is also a graduate of the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride where she earned a diploma of design fine binding.