Bookbinding from Home: Pamphlet Stitch (ONLINE)

Kelly Laughlin
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Taught by Kelly Laughlin

Kelly Laughlin is a multidisciplinary artist and educator who focuses on the playful, meditative acts of making. She believes every person is capable of living a creative life. Kelly is the founder of Odette Press, a paper marbling and bookbinding studio focused on specialty papers, books, and stationery, created with the intention to support self discovery and healing through the act of writing. 

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A journal can be a blank canvas, a space for emotions and potential, a garden plot for the seeds of your thoughts and dreams. In this class, empower your creative practice as you craft yourself a simple, pamphlet stitched book with blank pages and explore how to create a journal using materials from around your home (no need to head to the art supply store). We'll end with a brief discussion of how a journal can be a place for the practices of noticing, awareness, and self caring. 

Materials for Class 
Necessary: 
  • Paper (thinner papers like copy paper or lined paper work well) 
  • Cardstock (or old folders, construction paper, cereal boxes ) 
  • Scissors
  • A needle 
  • Thread (bookbinding thread or embroidery floss or dental floss) 
  • Something to poke holes (an awl, a nail, a safety pin, a pen or pencil) 
  • Pencil 
Optional: 
  • Collage materials (magazines, paper, paint) 
  • Bone folder (or a butter knife) 
  • Ruler
  • Exacto Knife 
  • Binder clips or paper clips 

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