I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. -- Truman Capote
In conjunction with the Fresh City Life Series highlighting Truman Capote and his 1966 Black and White Ball, Denver Bookbinding Company is doing it up right for paper crafters and fans of DIY. DBBC recently launched their new bookNpaperlove branch of the business – highlighting learning experiences, crafting events, and bookmaking studios for… well, book and paper lovers. Great fall fun; sign up for one or two and enjoy!
First, something for all crafty cats: Daemon Totem Books. Inspired by the idea that man and animals and all of nature are interconnected, in this workshop you’ll choose images of your guardian animal guides. Then talented bookmaking instructor Gail Lindley will teach you how to create an accordion book decked out with a binder board covered with a natural cloth. Finished books can be displayed open or closed with embellishments like cords, yarn, string and ribbon. All materials provided. Saturday, October 16, 10 a.m.-noon, Denver Bookbinding Company, 2715 17th Street, Denver CO 80211
Then, they’ll bring it with Books in 3D. Make a tunnel book to use for display, to tell a story or for a special gift card to give someone for the holidays. These clever, expanding books create a three dimensional tableau that folds neatly down to fit on a bookshelf – or with a soft cover, into an envelope for mailing. All materials provided. Saturday, November 13, 10 a.m.-noon, Denver Bookbinding Company, 2715 17th Street, Denver CO 80211
And each month, DBBC will go Behind the Cover: Tour Denver Bookbinding and Build Your Own Book. Denver’s oldest and most beloved bookbinding house is opening its doors for a unique, insider’s look at creating and binding books. Tour includes a workshop on making your own hardcover, single-signature book to take home. $15 materials fee (all materials and supplies included). Wednesdays, October 20, November 17, 10 a.m.-noon, Denver Bookbinding Company, 2715 17th Street, Denver CO 80211
Finally, get the creeps at Vlad the Impaler’s Fair and Expo. Things that go bump in the night have to start somewhere. Novo Coffee and Mad Wine co-host this puckish expo inspired by Count Dracula’s real life counterpart – Vlad the Impaler. Vlad was pretty dedicated to destruction; we’re flipping the script for you to construct some Halloween fun. With guided instruction at four craft stations, you’ll get your turn at Divas of the Dark button making, Altered Letters to a Vampyre (guided by the bookNpaperlove experts from DBBC) and two other fanciful crafts. Mad Wine and Novo Coffee have lots of well-lit space to spread out and create darkly – and they’ll also have drink specials for the event (universal type O neg compatible). All materials included, so stick out your neck for some pre-All Hallows’ Eve merriment. All materials provided. Saturday, October 23, 3-6 p.m., Novo Coffee and Mad Wine, 13th & Acoma (across the plaza from the DAM Hamilton Annex)
To register for any of these events: register online or call 720-865-1206.