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Nature Inspired Soft Covered Books: Supply List

Participants should bring for this class:

  • X-acto knife
  • Regular Bonefolder
  • Teflon Bonefolder
  • Butterfly Clips. The clips are for keeping the pages of a signature together when making holes. Binder clips is another name, size medium is best.
  • Wax. The wax is for treating the book binding thread, a small piece of solid wax will suffice. Sometimes they are sold with a plastic holder.
  • Scissors for paper and fabric
  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • Permanent Marker or Pen
  • Glue Stick
  • Cutting Mat 
  • Metal Ruler

Participants should also bring the following (no large quantities):

  • Fabric remnants, printed plain, commercial, or natural – anything you like, but not too thick
  • 4 – 5 extra pieces of silk, cotton, or linen fabric for dyeing and eco printing (approx. 10 x 14); silk will produce most distinct prints
  • Paper scraps, remnants, and ephemera for collaging
  • Small watercolor set
  • Embroidery threads and sewing needles
  • Paint brushes + other favorite mark making tools
  • Strong cotton string to tie bundles
  • Graphite or charcoal sticks
  • Small plastic or glass containers with lids, to keep glue, matt medium, and sumi ink