This week the Preservation Department hosted Bloomington’s Girl Scout Troop 3468. They came to learn about book arts so they could earn their Book Artist Badge.
They got to see some nice old books
and learn about how they were constructed.
Chelsea Hoover demonstrated pamphlet sewing.
Anitta Salkola-White taught them step-by-step how to make their own blank books using both 3- and 5-hole pamphlet sewing patterns.
Doug Sanders, Lara Tokarski, and I helped them make their pamphlets. It was fun for everyone!