Limp Leather Journal with Wraparound Tie

Taught by Jean Buescher Bartlett

Limp Leather binding is an excellent introduction to working with leather in the realm of book arts, while making a sturdy, unique journal. You will discuss and learn various techniques including spine reinforcement, hole punching, accurate signature spacing, decorative stitching, and closure possibilities. Through implementing these techniques and skills, you will go home with a new journal or sketchbook.



Jean Buescher Bartlett earned her MFA Book Arts degree from the University of Alabama. She is an Adjunct Professor of Art and Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and has also taught at the University of Michigan, the Penland School of Crafts, the Paper & Book Intensive, the Morgan Conservatory, and many other locations across the country. The founder and owner of Bloodroot Press since 1990, Jean’s work resides in over fifty major collections

worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the New York Public Library, and the UM Special Collections. For more information about Jean and her work, visit her website at

Supply List

  • Graphite pencil

  • Bone folder*

  • Awl or Japanese hole punch

  • Exacto and Olaf knife*

  • Short, sharp scissors

  • 12” or longer metal ruler

  • Paper knife (optional)

  • Colored and decorative papers for endheets (optional)

  • Rotary cutter for leather - optional but bring if you have one

  • Lunch and a beverage

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

DATE Sat, August 8th - Sun, August 9th

TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm

COST $230

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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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