Sewn Pamphlet Binding
Instructor Stephanie Wolff

Virtual Workshop
Tuesday January 12, 2021
11 AM to 1 PM Eastern Standard Time
From wherever you are
Class limit: 15

This workshop focuses on the single signature sewn softcover pamphlet with pockets, a foldout, and a string and button closure. Ways to personalize and elevate this simple book will be discussed. A great structure for small editions of short text, blank journals and pocket calendars.


Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. For more details or to register, please 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 $50, 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 $50 as your guide and go from there.


• Tablet or computer with internet connection
• 2 Binder’s clips, small or other clips
• Sewing needle, such as a bookbinder’s or milliner’s needle
• Awl or piercing tool
• Scissors
• Ruler, 12-18” metal
• Pencil
• Glue stick
• Cutting mat (or hard cardboard to cut on, like back of notebook pad)
• X-acto knife
• Bone folder (optional but helpful)
• Beeswax or paraffin (optional)
• Double-sided tape (optional)
• 1 button
• Assorted papers and thread (we'll send a list upon registration)


Stephanie Wolff works 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.