Friday, January 27, 2017

Hours Update

NOTE: Cootie Coo will not open on Monday, January 20th, until 1 p.m.

Hours: Monday, January 20th - 1 to 8 p.m. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bookbinding / Artistic Journals

 Coming to The Coo: On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Barb Vee will be conducting a bookbinding workshop at The Coo. This will be an all-day workshop, from 10:00am - 5:00pm (with an hour break for lunch, which will be provided by the shop). Class fee is $65.00 and class size is limited to SIX participants. Here is Barb's blurb about the workshop:

Come and create your own artistic journal! In this workshop we will create personalized covers, tear pages and bind them into artistic journals in which we can record our personal experiences. We will create unique and individuals journals using a variety of techniques. We will be decorating papers to cover recycled book board and then binding the pages with a coordinating choice of colored linen threads. Completed journals will reflect our own individual artistic natures.

Barb will demonstrate several techniques for decorating, then set students free to decorate paper which will ultimately become the journal covers. A variety of papers can be torn to use for pages, which will individualize journals even further.

Participants will learn to bind using the Coptic stitch. This is one of the oldest kinds of bookbinding stitches known and allows the book to be laid open in a way that easily allows for creative journaling.
Experience using needles is helpful but not necessary. All supplies will be provided.

Barb Vee has been making books and journals for more than ten years. She made her first scrapbook with her grandmother before she learned to read. Her grandmother and both of her parents were "makers" and she has followed that pattern her entire life.

A second offering of this workshop has been scheduled for Saturday, February 11, so do not despair if you don't get into the first offering of this workshop...

Monday, January 16, 2017

Altered Tape Dispenser

Terry Peattie and her mighty group spent the afternoon at The Coo creating their altered tape dispensers. Take a look at the pictures and see if you are not impressed by their work...

Intro to Prisma Colored Pencils

Sunday, January 22, 2017
2 - 5 p.m.
Class Fee: $20
Are your colored images lacking pizazz?? Are you having trouble getting your colors to blend the way you would like for them to? All that can be turned around in just a few hours with this intro to Prisma colored pencil class. Just a few simple tips and tricks can change the way you color and your life will never be the same – ha ha!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Graphic 45 Cards

This month we will start the new year off with an eclectic group of cards that will pull together both old and new paper collections for unique cards. There will be layering , fussy cutting and embellishments to create cards that you might have a hard time parting with but you are sure to love!
  • Friday, January 20th - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 21st - 1 - 5 p.m.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Smash Book Jam

Have you ever wanted to put all of those photos and mementos in a book? Come and SMASH with Celeste. You will create a beautiful book of memories personalized for the occasion or person. Each month a new lesson is presented that covers such things as creating pockets for those mementos, fancy attachments, making a beautiful book cover, finishing the spine and other techniques just too numerous to list. This class just might be scrapbooking on Steroids! 

Smash Book Jam will be offered the third Wednesday of the month (January 18, 2017) from 10:00am – 1:00pm. The cost is $20 (each month) and most materials are supplied. You must bring your own photos and smash book.

Photos from December's Smash Book Jam: