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Cartonnage: Making Boxes Workshop
Cartonnage: Making Boxes Workshop

Sat, Aug 31


Morgan Conservatory

Cartonnage: Making Boxes Workshop

Participants will explore simple box structures to start, then move on to more complex structures that will be covered in decorative paper, instead of the traditional fabric.

Date + Time

Aug 31, 2024, 10:00 AM – Sep 01, 2024, 4:00 PM

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E 47th St, Cleveland, OH 44103, USA


In the nineteenth century, fabrics, the more common covering used for boxes, became more available due to the industrialization of the fabric mills. Box making became part of women’s home craft/art, embroidery, needlepoint, cross-stitch, and other fabric crafts. The expanding interest in making handmade paper and bookbinding/book arts has also increased interest in Cartonnage. No experience required!

Student Supply List: Craft knife, meaning large cutting knife also known as carpet knife, and smaller Xacto cutting knives or scalpels. If possible, small scissors with fine points. Fingernail files and fine sandpaper are also handy for finishing rough edges. Decorative papers, solid colors as well as patterned.

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