The Sewn Journal Sketchbook
Instructor Stephanie Wolff

Virtual Workshop
Thursday September 9, 2021
5 to 8 PM Eastern Daylight Time (there will be breaks)
From wherever you are
(This workshop will be recorded, and video will be available to registered students for two weeks after the workshop)
Class limit: 15

This multi-signature book will be sewn in a traditional manner creating a textblock suitable for drawing or painting, depending on the paper you choose to use. It will be bound with a semi-rigid wrapper cover. Materials, simple variations, and ideas for use will be covered, including how to accommodate collage and other dimensional items attached to pages. This book structure is the basis for many traditional bindings, lightweight but durable, and perfect for a visual journal, sketchbook or more traditional text-based book. We will tear down paper in class, no pre-workshop preparation of materials required. This workshop should be fine for those with some knowledge and experience of basic bookbinding vocabulary, tools, and materials.


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone ( John will send you an email explaining how to pay your tuition online. It's a simple process.


Our suggested tuition rate for this course is $75, but your tuition is Self-Determined. Our goal is to make this workshop experience accessible. If your personal financial situation is difficult right now, pay what you can. If you can afford to pay more, we deeply appreciate that. Use our suggested tuition of $75 as your guide and go from there.


Tablet or computer with Internet connection, plus the supplies and materials listed here in this PDF document.


Stephanie Wolff with paper, text, textile, and the book form, with projects that explore themes of weather, history, and rural life, among other topics. Her artists' books are held in public and private collections, have been exhibited in the United States and Germany, and won awards. As a longtime teacher of book arts, she enjoys sharing her knowledge from many years in bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts. She has been a Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts.