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*Virtual* Join the Fold
*Virtual* Join the Fold

Mon, Jan 24



*Virtual* Join the Fold

Feeling foldy? Play in the intersection between origami and bookmaking and leave with a completed set of 6 books and basic folding and bookbinding techniques.

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Jan 24, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST



In this class, we will create folded books that require no adhesive. Many of the forms can be made from a single sheet of paper. One of the pieces we'll be making can be used as either a book cover or as a signature in a sewn book, and other pieces include hidden pockets. Structures include the Blizzard Book, Fishbone Binding, and Diagonal Pocket Folder. Each participant will leave class with a completed set of 6 books and a basic knowledge of folding and bookbinding techniques. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials we use.  Experience in origami is helpful, but not required.

Instructor Bio:

Elissa Campbell has been making books for the past twenty-six years and works out of her studio in  Montpelier, Vermont. She is a big believer in the power of using books for self-expression - she received her MA in Expressive Therapies with a concentration in Art Therapy from Lesley University and her experience drives her to create objects that allow people to tell their stories. She has been teaching bookbinding workshops for 12 years and is chair of the Book Arts Guild of Vermont. 

Supply List:

Students are responsible for the following:



Bone folder 

 X-Acto Knife  

 12” metal ruler  



 Cutting Mat  

 6 mm (0.25”) craft foam sheet (like this: 6mm/M10390268.html)  - link

 2 yards unwaxed linen thread in student’s choice of color 

The instructor will mail out kits with the following:

Origami Pocket Folder Pamphlet Book  

Pages: 4 pieces text weight paper, 4.375" x 6.75"  

Cover: 1 piece of vintage map, 9.5" x 14.5"  

Origami Pocket Folder Long Stitch Book  

Pages: 3 pieces vintage map, 9.5" x 14.5"  

Tie closure: 1 piece leather cord, 18"  

Cover: 1 piece leather, 4.375" x 8.75"  

Blizzard Binding  

Spine: 1 piece Chiyogami, 7.75" x 17"  

Cover: 1 piece cover weight paper, 3.5" x 8.25"  

Insert cards: 6 pieces cover weight paper, 2" x 3.5"  

Diagonal Pocket Folder  

Pages: 4 pieces text weight paper, 8" x 5.875"  

Cover: 1 piece Chiyogami, 12" x 20"  

Hedi Kyle All-in-One Book  

Cover and pages: 1 piece Chiyogami, 17" x 22"  

Fishbone binding  

Pages: 1 piece text weight paper, 11.25" x 21.75"  

Cover: 1 piece cover weight paper, 7.75" x 13.5"  

Button: 1 piece cover weight paper, 1"  

Zoom Link will be sent 24 hrs before class.

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