custom bookbinding and unique papers


As you peruse the scheduled activities below, please keep in mind that I am always open to the idea of scheduling customized workshops - 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bookbinding Presentation & Demo – Sunday, Sep 23, 3 – 4:30 pm, hosted by Dr. Renee Healing Art, 1401 Samuel Street, Suite E, Winston-Salem, NC.  Dr. Renee, a local physician, combines her passion for healing with the passion for creativity in her family run business.  Come see her beautiful and unique art work celebrating life’s healing energy and enjoy my talk/demo on bookbinding.  Visit to learn more about Dr. Renee and her lovely art work.

Festifall – Sunday, Oct 7, noon – 6pm, in downtown Chapel Hill, NC.   Spend a day exploring the arts and enjoy an extraordinary opportunity to interact with our local arts community. In addition to a wide variety of art media, performing artists include musicians, bands, a cappella singers, dance companies, and comedians, all who have something special to offer. Free parking and shuttle service! For more info:

Marbling Magic and Coptic Codex – Saturday and Sunday, Oct 13 and 14, 2018, 9 am – 5 pm, in Southport, NC. This workshop is sponsored by the Carolina Lettering Arts Society (CLAS). The first day will focus on learning to marble paper with acrylic paints. The next day we will use those papers as we make a hard-cover book with a Coptic binding. This exposed spine binding allows a book to open fully flat, making it an excellent choice for sketching or journaling. All levels of experience are welcome. For more information, contact Kathi Fogleman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Patricia Minard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      

A Handcrafted Holiday – Saturday and Sunday, Dec 8 & 9, at Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, NC.   Sponsored by ArtShowGirls, this is a juried show featuring some of the best artists in the region and offering quality gifts for the holiday season. For more info:

Wood, Windows, and Wow! – Sunday thru Friday, Mar 24-29, 2019, at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.  Create a lovely wood-covered book that fits well in the hand.  It will have a window in which to display your own decorative or treasured item.  The book will be bound using multi-needle Coptic stitching (dating from 4thcentury C.E.), and will include decorative endband stitching.  To register or for more info:

Marbling on Paper – Saturday, Apr 13, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm, at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA.  Learn the magic of paper marbling with acrylic paints. Marbling involves floating pigments on water and creating designs with a variety of tools.  Create both traditional and contemporary patterns, ending the day with many decorated sheets suitable for a variety of further artistic purposes or to simply frame 'as is'.  To register or for more info:

Coptic Stitch Binding – Sunday, Apr 14, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm, at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA.   Coptic stitch is an exposed stitch binding that allows the book to open completely flat, making it ideal for art or written journaling.  We will create a hardback book with covers of decorative paper or book cloth.  We will use the multi-needle Coptic stitch, which dates from the 4th century, C.E.  To register or for more info:

Papermaking from Rags and Weeds  - Sunday – Saturday, Sep 15-21, 2019 at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.  Learn how to make your own paper from recycled rags and plant fiber.  You will learn traditional cotton or linen rag sheet production, along with using garden plants for more ‘artistic’ papers.  We will end the week with a sampler book with recipes for the papers we have made.  To register or for more info:

Book Artistry Inside & Out – Sun – Sat, Dec 8-14, 2019 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:

*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.