Nancy Drew Project featured in Bound & Lettered magazine

2013 Peninsula Scribes Collaborative Project: "Where is Nancy Drew?"

2013 Peninsula Scribes Collaborative Project: “Where is Nancy Drew?”

The 2013 project for the Peninsula Scribes was call “Where is Nancy Drew?”, a collaborative decorated envelope project. All of the envelopes were put together into a quilt and shown at the 2013 Clallam County Fair. In the Fall 2015 edition of “Bound & Lettered” there is an article written by Linda O’Neill that describes how this project came about and what we all did to participate. Many of the envelopes created are shown within the article. Check out this month’s edition.


Violet Smythe Classes

We were very fortunate to have Violet Smythe come to Sequim in early June to teach 2 classes. The first day was “Button Alphabet with Parallel Pen” and the second day was “Watercolor Techniques”. These classes were well attended and a lot of fun. Here are some pictures from those classes.

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Fun Program with Kellie Moeller

Kellie Moeller provided the program on Friday at our meeting. She covered 2 different topics: using Citrosolv to alter images from magazines or mailers that can be used as backgrounds for calligraphy and her brush lettering alphabet. We had an opportunity to try out the alphabet and use it to create postcards for seniors. It was a very fun meeting.

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Susan Longerot’s class was very fun

Susan’s class to make a book using a bronze rod was very fun. We spent the first day making the paper that would be used for the pages of the book. During the second day we took that paper and applied it to museum board for the pages and cover and then bound the book.

Here are some pictures from the class. It includes a photo of the group along with the books that were made. Also are most of the individuals in the class with their paper made during the first day.

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Marbling Workshop

We had a great time at the Marbling Workshop, held on July 26th at Pam Hunter’s studio in Forks. It was beautiful day so our work had no trouble drying and we were able to do a lot of work outside. We were able to try a couple of different methods and experiment with different materials, including a silk handkerchief. Everyone was able to make quite a few different pieces. Pam provided a fantastic lunch along with the workshop and we all had a chance to relax and get to know each other. Thank you Pam for hosting this fantastic workshop. Here are some pictures from the workshop.

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The recipes for the gel and alum follow.

Gel for marbling:

2 flat teaspoons for carrageenam

1 quart of cold water

Mix in a mixer or blender and then let sit for 24 hours


Mix 1 tablespoon of alum to 1 cup of hot water (hot to the touch). Mix so that all the crystals dissolve.

Ruling Pen Class Great Fun!

Learn... by Genaveve Starr

Learn… by Genaveve Starr

The “Ruling Pen Rules” Class with Lorraine Douglas was held last weekend and everyone there had a great time. Lorraine’s motto for the class was “Learn, enjoy the accidental while being careful”, which is depicted here by Genaveve.

On Friday of this 2 day class we learned the basics of the ruling pen, practiced various hands, some techniques using walnut ink and pearlescents and more. On Saturday we switched gears and learned about sink art, practiced with pastels and did a group project using the dictionary and thesaurus. We also made a folded pen from cola cans.

It was a great class!

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Goldbar Retreat 2012

Carole¬† just returned from the annual retreat at Goldbar, which takes place at Camp Huston. It is a picturesque setting and this year the weather was fabulous. The retreat, held Sept 28-30, 2012, is organized each year by Flo Wilkens. This retreat offers a class each year as well as workspace so that the attendees can work on whatever they want. This year’s class was given by Suzie Beringer and was called Fabric Explorations. It was a class using exquisite letter forms on beautifully painted fabrics.¬† The class covered working with and preparing fabrics to be written upon.