As you peruse the scheduled activities below, please keep in mind that I am always open to the idea of scheduling customized workshops – in fact, I find it preferable to schedule the topics you want on days you are available.  Costs are dependent on topics, time, and how many folks come along with you.  Contact me at .

Book Artistry Inside & Out – Sun – Sat, Dec 8-14, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.   Combine wooden, marquetry adorned covers with Secret Belgian binding to create unique and festive books ideal for a guest/registry book, journal, or holiday gift-giving.  Marquetry is the art and craft of applying veneer to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures.  The Secret Belgian Binding, which is neither a secret nor Belgian in origin, creates a lovely decorative stitch that will complement the wood/marquetry covers.  After practicing on a small paper-covered book and a sample piece of marquetry, students can expect to create 2 lovely wood-covered books with marquetry design.  To register or for more info:  https://www.folkschool.org

Dos-a-dos (Back-to-Back) Binding – Sun – Sat, Jan 5-11, 2020, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.  Literally meaning “back-to-back,” this binding style allows two books to be attached sharing a back cover, and several different forms are possible.  Using Coptic stitch for binding, learn all the techniques needed to complete at least two books, and gain knowledge for future projects as well.  These blank books are perfect for sharing and billing with “pairings,” such as love letters of your parents.  Beginners are welcome, and those with experience will enhance their skills.  To register or for more info:  https://www.folkschool.org/

Float What?! – Sun – Sat, Feb 16-22, 2020, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.  Immerse yourself in the history, artistry, chemistry, language, and magic of marbling.  Marbling involves floating pigments on water and crating designs with a variety of tools and methods.  In this class, we will be marbling on paper, fabric, leather, and wood.  Each participant will end theworkshop with a supply of beautiful designs suitable for a variety of artistic purposes.  To register or for more info:  https://www.folkschool.org/

Bind a Journal – Saturday, Apr 25, 2020, at the NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC.  Case binding is the name given to the most common method of sewn binding.  In this class, we will create a hardbound book with a decorative paper cover and a cloth spine.  We begin by sewing the text block using the French linked stitch.  Then learn to measure and create both decorative endpapers and covers.  Lastly, we will attach the text block to the cover.  Each participant will go home with one blank journal, guaranteed to last 100 years!  To register or for more info:  https://www.ncarboretum.org/

Secret Belgian Binding with Wooden Covers – Sat & Sun, June 13-14, 2020 at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA.  The “Secret Belgian Binding” is neither secret nor Belgian but creates a lovely decorative exposed spine pattern.  When combined with wooden covers, the resulting book is simply elegant while also having high functionality.  Day 1 will cover preparation of wood covers and textblock.  Day 2 will cover the two-step binding process.  Students can expect to create a beautiful wood-covered book suitable for journaling or sketching.  To register or for more info:  https://contemporarycraft.org/

Book Artistry Inside & Out – Sun – Sat, Oct 4-10, 2020, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.   Combine wooden, marquetry adorned covers with Secret Belgian binding to create unique and festive books ideal for a guest/registry book, journal, or holiday gift-giving.  Marquetry is the art and craft of applying veneer to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures.  The Secret Belgian Binding, which is neither a secret nor Belgian in origin, creates a lovely decorative stitch that will complement the wood/marquetry covers.  After practicing on a small paper-covered book and a sample piece of marquetry, students can expect to create two lovely wood-covered books with marquetry design.  To register or for more info:  https://www.folkschool.org

 

*Receive a 10% discount if registration is paid in full at least two weeks in advance.  Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to start of class for refund.

 I would be delighted to offer a customized workshop for any group. Please contact me and let’s talk about sharing my knowledge and skills.