A Panoply of Pamphlets

Taught by Mary Beth Boone

The pamphlet can be sewn and folded into an elegant binding that stands alone as an artist book or be produced as an edition. You will begin the workshop exploring the gel printing process as a way of creating printed covers for sewn pamphlet structures. While the prints dry, you will begin your exploration of pamphlets. First, you will create a quick one page book, then proceed to more complex sewn books with single and three section text blocks. Once dry, you will use the gel prints as both covers and end pages. Participants will leave with 6-7 folded and sewn pamphlet structures.




Mary Beth Boone is a book artist and letterpress printer living in Greensboro, NC. Her love for making books began over thirty years ago. Recent exhibits include Pop-Up Now II at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR in 2016, Re(f)use at Artspace in Raleigh, NC and It’s Alive!: Frankenstein, 200 Years at Asheville BookWorks in Asheville, NC; both in 2018. Her work was included in 1000 Artists’ Books and 500 Handmade Books, vol. 2. A Winter Residency at the Penland School of Craft in 2012 inspired her to locate and purchase a letterpress. She prints under the imprint Purple Pumpkin Press. Her work is in private and public collections.

Supply List

  • Bone folder

  • X-acto knife or olfa cutter (extra blades)

  • Metal ruler at least 15”-18” long

  • Mechanical pencil and eraser

  • Scissors

  • Awl

  • Cutting mat

  • Japanese drill punch

  • Waxed linen thread (note: instructor will also be providing this)

  • Materials for gel printing - laces, dried leaves (fresh leaves will also work), pressed flowers, feathers, buttons with flat surfaces, ribbons, textured fabrics, bits of screen, mesh bags from oranges or produce (nice textures), stencils and/or stamps, any item with a textured surface (but not sharp)

  • Journal or paper for taking notes.

  • Lunch and a beverage 

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

DATE Sat, June 6th - Sun, June 7th

TIME 10:00 am–4:00 pm

COST $260

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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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