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Carousel Book Class

  • Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1721 25th Street Sacramento, CA, 95816 United States (map)

The carousel book form was popularized in the 1920s and 1930s as children’s books. We will construct a carousel by creating a series of “scenes” that operate like the pages of a book. First we’ll measure and fold three accordions; then we’ll cut and collage/rubber stamps/ decorate the frames and inner pages. Finally we’ll sew the three accordions together to complete the book. Once finished this book looks like five theater scenes from the side; from the top it look like a star. 

You will need a bone folder, awl, and needle, X-acto knife, ruler (yard ruler is useful for this structure), cutting matte, scissors, and pencil (if you do not already have these the instructor will have them available for you to borrow). Please also bring any collage materials, rubber stamps and stamp pads, drawing pens, or pencils you may have. There will be an hour break for lunch.

Price: $80 (SBCC Member Price: $70)

To register email Maryellen Burns-Dabaghain at

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