Find Closures

Taught by Elissa Campbell

Need that finishing touch for your journal? We’ve got you covered. After completing a set of two soft cover, leather books you’ll experiment with a variety of ways to secure them. You’ll explore ways to use buttons, leather straps, sticks, and metal hardware to create up to five closures per book (as time allows). Bring your own embellishments (buttons, ribbons, etc.) that you’d like to use for closures. You’ll leave this workshop with two books measuring 9.5" x 6.5", along with a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used.


Elissa Campbell has been making books for the past twenty-four 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 8.5 years and is currently acting as co-chair of the Book Arts Guild of Vermont.

Supply List

  • Drawings, photos, or text for prints

  • You may bring your own paper (if using more than 80lb paper, plan to make a book with less pages)

  • Lunch and beverage

Materials with an asterisk (*) next to them are sold in our store.

DATE Sat, July 11th-Sun, July 12th

TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm

COST $270

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Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103  |  Phone 216.361.9255


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