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From Board Game to Book [WORKSHOP]

Date/Time: Sunday, January 19, 12-4pm
Instructor: Stacy Rausch
Fee (supplies included): $48 for Del Ray Artisans members & $53 for non-members
Minimum # of Participants: 5
Maximum # of Participants: 12

Art book by Stacy Rausch; Photograph courtesy of Artistic Artifacts

Spend an afternoon creating a hand-bound notebook or art journal using a board game as the cover! Stacy will show you how to recycle any cardboard board game into a one-of-a-kind art book using traditional book binding methods and materials. All supplies will be provided, and some board games will be available to choose from.

What you will learn:

  • How to create a Japanese Stab-Bound Book with multiple stitch variations
  • Bookbinding terms and methods
  • How to create your own book cloth from any light to medium weight cotton fabric and interfacing for the spine
  • Use game pieces and other art materials to embellish and enhance your book cover and inside pages

Optional supplies to bring:

  • Your favorite or 'nostalgic' board game to use for the cover. Make sure it is cardboard, and can be cut with a box cutter or Exacto knife (i.e. NO plastic game boards).
  • yard of cotton fabric to match your game theme (i.e. dice, Monopoly money, etc.)
  • Ribbon or string for binding
  • Paper for inside pages
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Cutting board

If you have questions, please contact Stacy at or call 703-402-4847.

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Date: Sunday, January 19, 2014
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm EST
Duration: 4 hours
Category: Event*, Workshop*
Created by: Public Access ( by Web Curator )
Updated: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 7:24pm EST
Attachments: None

Supported in part by:
City of AlexandriaAlexandria Commission for the ArtsVirginia Commission for the ArtsNational Endowment for the Arts

Del Ray Artisans gallery
at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center

2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301-1124
Phone: 703-838-4827 | Directions

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