CC164 Meandering Maze Small Bookmaking.jpg
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These little books are quick and simple to make, they make great gifts and can be treasured for years to come.  In this fundamental bookmaking work shop we will learn the “Meander” or “Maze” Accordion Book. Participants will be shown step by step and gently guided through the process of making an eight or 16-page booklet.  You’ll learn how to add a cover, decorate it, and use ribbon to tie it all together. First, we will learn the folds, where to cut and glue, how and where to place a tie for closure; after these steps you’ll be shown how to place quotes, pictures or other decorations within this 2 ½ square inch book. We will learn how to make two different covers.  Book pages may be left plain, or you may turn them into quote books or love letters, even little stories. Paper for the booklet plus covers and ribbons will be supplied. Participants are welcome to bring their own decorative paper, quotes, pictures, stickers or other embellishments they wish to add to their book (they should be no larger than 2 to 2 ¼ inches square) as well as any special ribbon, cord, lace or decorations with which to personalize their books.

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Bertha Petruski graduated from Greenfield Community College in Recreation Leadership. She was inspired to the great outdoors having grown up in a beautiful farm life.  She worked as nature guide at Northfield Recreations Center in Northfield MA. She moved to and lived in Bulgaria for nine years, teaching English as a second language and learning resourcefulness from the people of this great culture.  She took courses from Suzanne Moore in calligraphy and has taught the italic hand both in England, Bulgaria, and small classes in the US for most of her adult life.  She learned simple bookmaking from Jeannie M Hunt and Susan Gaylord and has taught this art off and on for 10 years in small classes and schools. 

  • Saturday, January 19, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • $5 materials fee payable to instructor at the beginning of class.

  • Bring snacks and water.