DATE Mon., June 7th & Tues, June 8th

TIME 7:00 pm–9:00 pm EST

COST $130


The Phabulous Photo Album
Taught by Elissa Campbell

*Virtual Workshop*

Get your pictures off your phone and into your hands! Learn how to create an elegant stab-bound, hard cover photo album using book cloth and handmade paper. This is a wonderful keepsake that can hold 4” x 6” photos from your recent vacation, family gatherings, or quarantine photo challenges. Each participant will leave this virtual workshop with a completed photo album and a basic knowledge of a stab binding technique. You will receive a detailed handout and resource list for all materials used, as well as a materials kit.


*Please see materials list for materials students need to supply themselves.

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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 1 1 .5 years and is chair of the Book Arts Guild of Vermont

Supply List

Students are responsible for the following supplies 

  • PVA

  • Wastepaper/wax paper

  • Awl

  • Bonefolder

  • 12”metal ruler

  • X-Acto knife or utility knife

  • Cutting mat

  • Scissors

  • Pencil

  • Glue brush

  • Extra X-Acto or utility knife blades 

  • Power drill with a 7/32” drill bit (preferred), a Japanese screw punch with a 5.0mm bit, or equivalent (it needs to drill through bookboard and a stack of pages)

  • Piece of scrap wood to protect your work surface if using a power drill

  • 2 trigger clamps with a 6” capacity or equivalent

  • 2 medium (1.25” wide) binder clips

  • Fine grit sandpaper

  • A kit will also be mailed out by the instructor containing the remaining supplies needed

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