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Repurposed Books Class - Two Handy Cases

We love making old books from thrift shops and library book sales into fresh and useful things! In this class, you’ll make two unique cases from beautiful vintage books we’ve found especially for these projects.

Re-purpose one library discard book into a useful portfolio case. Make a second, smaller book into an e-reader case for a Kindle or I-Pad Mini. Book-into-Portfolio is a fun hardcover folder that is great for your daily ‘to-do’ pile of papers, for keeping letterhead and envelopes organized, or as a unique gift with stationery or photos enclosed.

Keep your Kindle safe in style. Retro style, that is! Show off your life-long love of reading by crossing Old School novels with Cutting Edge technology. Transform a vintage Perma-Bound library hardcover into a bright, colorful cover to securely hold your Kindle, Nook, or other electronic device measuring 7 1/2" tall x 4 7/8" wide x 1/2" deep (more or less). Bring your device with you!

For this class, we’ve hunted up a colorful collection of sturdy library discards that we in the biz call “Permabounds.” They’re the sturdy, reinforced books bound especially for libraries and schools and developed by the Hertzberg-New Method Bindery in Illinois back in the mid-1960’s.

These thick-and-hardy hardcovers were cranked out for years and are easily identifiable by their wild geometrics, lush patterns, and (now Retro) strange color combinations.

Duration: 2 hours
Class Size: 10 attendees
Materials: provided
Cost: $40

Taught by Missy Bosch (Missy Bosch Studio) and Lee Steiner (Domestic Papers).

Earlier Event: October 3
Leather Passport Cover Workshop