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 Enclosures: Japanese Wrap Around Case
 Enclosures: Japanese Wrap Around Case

Sat, Aug 27



Enclosures: Japanese Wrap Around Case

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Date + Time

Aug 27, 2022, 2:00 PM – Aug 28, 2022, 5:00 PM

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


During this workshop, participants will learn how to create a traditional Japanese hinged case (chitsu) also called a wraparound case or Japanese portfolio. Participants will learn how to create a tray out of binders and then fit their wraparound case to their tray.

Instructor Bio:

Amy Childress is a book artist, writer, and librarian residing next to the Wasatch Mountains in

Salt Lake City, Utah. She completed her MFA at the University of Iowa Center for the Book in

2021 and her MLS from the University of Iowa in 2020. Childress earned a BA in English with

a minor in Anthropology and TESOL and Book Arts certifications from the University of

Utah. She has studied European, Eastern and Indo-Islamic Papermaking techniques with

Timothy Barrett and Nicholas Cladis. In the Summer of 2019, Childress received a University of

Iowa Graduate College Summer Fellowship as well as a project grant from the Iowa Arts

Council to develop a mobile book arts studio. She has taught book arts workshops at various

libraries in Iowa and Utah, as well as for the Morgan Paper Conservatory. In 2020, she

was awarded a Caxton Club grant for her thesis book, Inhabited. Her artist books and broadsides

are held in private collections in the United States and abroad. Her work explores the parallel

between the subtle moments that happen in nature and in interpersonal relationships.

Supplies to purchase:

Binders Board




Cutting mat

Exacto Knife or scalpel

Teflon Folder preferred or bone folder

1⁄2 yard book cloth of choice

1⁄4" Chisel

Bone or wood clasps

Weights/book weights


Glue brush

Newsprint/glue paper (this can be any paper you can get glue on)

Decorative paper at least 18" x 24"

A sheet of Sandpaper

Wax paper

Optional supplies:

3” metal triangle ruler

.5” brass or steel strip

Rubber eraser

Rubber Hammer

Plastic glue applicator

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