Pop-up Workshop

On the day of our first big snow, we held a Holiday Pop-up Card workshop at Paper Crane Gallery.  The first of two sessions began at 10:30 and we got started right away.  We worked on four cards and completed every one of them with enough time to decorate them for a few minutes. There was a short break before the second session started at 1:00.  Again, we started right on time and the excitement of learning new pop-ups helped us complete all the cards. It was a lot of work in a short amount of time! Despite the cold,…

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Pop Up Workshop Sneak Peak

I will be teaching a holiday themed pop up card workshop tomorrow at Paper Crane Gallery here in Bloomington with my close friend and colleague, Hyun. We are offering two one and a half hour sessions (10:30 and 1:00) when the participants will make four different kinds of holiday cards. We will also have card kits available for sale. If you haven't had a chance to check out Paper Crane, it is a great time to do so. It will be a ton of fun and a perfect way to ease into the holiday season!

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Don Etherington Workshop

I had the privilege of attending a workshop given by Don Etherington the week before last here in Bloomington, Indiana. It was the fruits of a grant attained by my former colleagues at the E. Lingle Craig Auxiliary Library Facility as an opportunity to further professional development within the preservation and conservation labs. Everyone was really excited to learn from Don and get their hands working with some leather! Day One As soon as short introductions were made, we got right into the work of learning reback treatments with both linen and with leather. Everyone selected the books they would…

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