Newport Paper Arts Festival: "Tie-Cycling – Recycle Old Necklaces into Book Cloth"

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

Starts:Sunday, April 21, 2013  9:30 AMEnds:Sunday, April 21, 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. 

"Tie-Cycling – Recycle Old Necklaces into Book Cloth"

Make your own book cloth using old neckties! Break down two old neckties and use the fabric to make book cloth. Use some of the book cloth to make a “How to Make Book Cloth” instruction book and a softcover journal. Take away attractive book cloth and the knowledge to make more for future bookbinding, collaging, and paper arts projects.

Skill Level: All Levels; Class Limit: 14; Materials Fee: $10

"Tie-Cycling – Recycle Old Necklaces into Book Cloth" is taught by Amanda Puetz, who has been exploring book arts and bookbinding since 2002. Amanda is an active member and workshop leader in the Emerald Book Arts Group and teaches bookmaking workshops for teens and adults at the Eugene Public Library. 

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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