Recycled Journals

Taught by Erica Cingle

*Virtual Workshop*

You do not always need expensive materials to create beautiful journals. Recycled materials are an environmental and economical way to create unique books. This workshop will teach you how to transform recycle plastic bags, empty boxes, and old notebooks into one-of-a-kind journals. Techniques covered will be fusing plastic bags and basic pamphlet stitch binding.

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DATE Thurs, March 25

TIME 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

COST $65


Erica Cingle is an interdisciplinary artist based in Cleveland, OH, and graduated from the University of Akron with a BFA in 2018. In school Erica studied photography and metalsmithing, but an internship at the Morgan Conservatory paved the way for an interest in paper and book arts. Erica is currently working towards sustainability and recycling waste to give it a second life. 

Supply List 

Students are responsible for the following supplies 

  • Minimum 5 plastic grocery bags

  • Iron

  • Ironing board or table with towel

  • Parchment paper (any kind)

  • Scissors

  • Waxed binding thread or embroidery floss

  • Larger needle (binding needle or quilting needle)

  • Awl 

  • Paper (old notebook/sketchbook, copy paper, scrap paper, etc)

  • Optional: thin cardboard (ie cereal box)

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

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