Elder in Ontario wrote:
I'm sure that somewhere in Chalet School land, I think during the later part of the Armiford period, girls are making, not fire screens, but scrapbooks, using pictures and other scraps from many sources. The completed books were given to the San, or to a children's ward. Does anyone remember the details?
There's a fairly detailed description in Peggy:
"Sitting next her (Polly Winterton) was Julie Lucy, who was not gifted artistically, and who was busy with a super-fine scrapbook of the kind that always sold well. The pages were made of cotton material, starched stiffly, and stretched tightly on a board. As each sheet was finished, it was varnished over with clear varnish, so that it could be sponged when necessary. When enough sheets had been done, they were strongly sewn into covers that some of the others made of pasteboard, covered with remnants of flowery cretonne."
Julie uses cards she had collected but I remember an episode of Oprah when a woman was showing the audience how to do arts and crafts like this and she suggested taking the dustwrapper from hardcover books and cutting them up! I screamed "No!" at the screen. Can you imagine all our lovely hardcover Chalet books being chopped up?
What's wrong with cutting up magazines or cards? Why would you cut up books?