Newport Paper Arts Festival: "Sew It On Cords"

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Saturday, April 20, 2013  9:30 AMEnds:Saturday, April 20, 2013  4:30 PM

Workshop fees are based on the number of classes taken. See registration sheet in the Downloads area for details. Materials fees are listed in each class description. All workshops meet from 9:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 4:30. Registration is by postmark. Return your registration forms promptly. We will do our best to place you in the classes you request.


Newport Visual Arts Center

777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365 

Directions: Google Maps and other online mapping programs can have a problem directing you to the VAC. Here are the easiest directions to follow: heading north or south on Hwy. 101, turn west on NW 3rd St. Proceed straight down the hill. At the second stop sign, turn right. One short block later, turn left under Nye Beach archway. Proceed straight to Nye Beach turnaround and parking lot. The VAC is the large blue and gray building off the turnaround. To director offices and upper parking lot: turn west of Hwy. 101 at NW 3rd St. Head down hill. At second stop sign, continue straight 1.5 blocks, with the Sylvia Beach Hotel remaining on your left. The VAC administrative offices can be accessed through the smaller, upper parking lot.

Event Description:

The 18th annual Newport Paper Arts Festival offers 17 classes over the three days of April 19, 20 and 21, given by 13 instructors. 

"Sew It On Cords"

This advanced class is a chance to learn a Medieval binding technique. Previous experience with case bound books is required. Books will be created using beautifully grained hardwood covers with Nigerian goatskin leather spines. The book block is sewn on raised cords and attached to the wooden covers. Techniques also include incorporating headbands and a page marker.

Skill Level: Advanced; Class Limit: 8; Materials Fee: $25 

"Sew It On Cords" is taught by Patricia Edmonds, a book artist for 15 years. She has taught calligraphy and book arts to people of all ages. She has been on the faculty of Portland Community College, VCHS, Letters of Joy, International Calligraphy conferences, AOCC, FOBA & Menucha. 

To register for this class, download the registration form. For more information, download the complete brochure, or contact  Newport Visual Arts Center Director Sally Houck, at 541-265-6569, or by email at

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