Upcoming workshops at CraftStudies

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching three workshops in the coming months at a new venue – CraftStudies in White River Junction, Vermont. The school recently relocated from Hanover, New Hampshire and we are lucky to have them here!

Here’s the scoop on the workshops:

Handmade pop-up booksPop-Up Basics: The Movable Book
January 29, 2022

If you want to add more magic to your cards and artist books, then give pop-ups a try! Also known as paper engineering, pop-ups use cuts and folds to create motion and energy in paper structures.

Through the creation of a series of pop-up cards, students will learn the basics of three-dimensional construction, including box supports, props, and straddles, then bind these cards into a book, which will become a handy reference for future work.

In addition, students will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use.

Japanese bound booksJapanese Bookbinding
February 12, 2022

In this workshop, students will learn the art of hand Watoji or Japanese bookbinding.

Begin by learning the Yamato Toji, a binding which uses strips of paper instead of sewing thread. Next, four more traditional binding styles will be explored – Yotsume Toji (Four-hole Binding), Koki Toji/Kangxi (Noble Binding), Asa-No-Ha Toji (Hemp Leaf Binding) and Kikko Toji (Tortoise Shell Binding). Time permitting, students will create an account book known as Daifuku Cho.

In this workshop, each participant will leave class with 5-6 books, a basic knowledge of bookbinding technique, and will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use.

Block printed handmade journalThe Block Printed Journal
March 12 & 13, 2022

Block printing is an ancient method of printmaking that can be used to create beautiful, decorated papers. Not only is it fun, but it’s something you can easily do at home. In this two-day class, students will experiment with printing and use personalized papers to cover a handmade journal.

On the first day, learn how to design and carve rubber stamps that will be used to create your own decorated papers. We will focus on basic shapes that can be used for layering and repeating to create rich and complex patterns.

On the second day, select one of your papers as a cover for a hand-made book using a binding that allows the book to remain flat when opened, making it perfect for use as a sketchbook or journal.

Students will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use. No previous experience is required – this is a great class for a beginner.


For more information or to register for any of these workshops, please visit the CraftStudies website. You can also feel free to contact me and I’ll answer any questions you may have.

I hope to see you in one (or more) of my workshops!

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Upcoming workshops at CraftStudies