Thanks to all who attended this year’s Christmas Party. We had a wonderful time enjoying good food & even better company. As you can see below the Christmas cards were unique & inventive. We are blessed with a talented membership.
To all those who were not able to attend, we missed your fellowship & hope to see you in the New Year.
Happy Holidays!Read More
It’s time for our annual Members Only Christmas card exchange and pot luck luncheon. It will be held on December 13th at 11:00 AM at Debbie Fleming’s house.
Don’t forget to bring a handmade card and a dish to share. This is a great time to show off all the techniques you’ve been honing throughout the year.
We always look forward to this event so we can relax and catch up before the holidays.
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The November meeting will be held on November 8th at
St. Francis Xavier.
Meeting time is 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
November is upon us and Christmas not far behind. So to get you in the creative spirit we have planned a glittering program with an emphasis on gilding.
Lisette Copping and Mary Dawes will discuss and demonstrate techniques used for Medieval illuminations concentrating on the various glues used for gilding illuminated manuscripts.
After Lisette and Mary have shared their expertise, we will have a hands on project using Instacoll and Patent Gold Leaf. Also bring your favorite gold media, such as gold inks, paints, gouache and pens, so that we can compare them with the real thing.
Please note the change of venue for November’s meeting.
We will meet at St. Francis Xavier’s parish office building.
444 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005
Thanks to all who made our weekend at Rosaryville a wonderful experience.
We are anticipating a wonderful weekend at Rosaryville.
Among many other projects, Eugenia Uhl will present a demonstration on Coptic Bookmaking.
For those attending here is a short materials list provided by Eugenia.
small curved bookbinding needle
1-piece davey or mat board, 5.75 x9
20-8.5×11 pieces of paper, for inside book
30” book binding thread (we have lots that belongs to the Guild)
10 paper clips
2 medium binder clips
sumi ink and large brush OR decorative papers: 1-7.75×13 (for outside cover) and
1-5.5×8.5 (for inside cover), pvc glue, glue brush (I have a simple way of “decorating” a davey or mat board that makes a good cover.)
book cradle OR telephone book, for punching holes ( I have 2 cradles and can share)
paper cutter OR ruler, knife and cutting board, for cutting boards and papers (I’ll bring my paper cutter)
This only one of many exciting demonstrations. So bring your favorite supplies including some good quality paper for an illuminated letter project.Read More