it's not as much crafty as it is arsty,but i took some atrwerx 2003 courses this past summer in Richmond.i did classes in xerography and altered books.it was in Richmond and there were women from everywhere.there was also a vendors market where there were tons of collaging and altered works materials for CHEAP!!! stamps,transparent papers,old keys,old documents,old pictures etc etc. there will be another one this summer,the site isn't completely updated yet,but i will let you know when it is
some examples of what altered books are at.. www.zettiology.com
check it,good stuff.