Old Books to Art Books

Old Books to Art Books


Lesley Patterson-Marx
Lesley Patterson-Marx is a delightful and talented book, mixed media and fiber artist!
  • Old Books to Art Books Day 1
    August 1, 2020
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Old Books to Art Books Day 2
    August 2, 2020
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this 1.5 day workshop, you will create a wonderful hand-bound exposed spine journal, complete with pockets, page guards, envelopes, and a mica window. The covers will be made from a repurposed vintage book of your choice. You’ll have the opportunity to use delightful found papers and ephemera as you design the pockets and other exquisite details within your new blank (not for long!) journal.

This book will be a real joy to make and work in, and you may never want a store-bought journal again! The good news is, after completing this workshop, you’ll have all the skills you need to make these hand-bound beauties to your heart’s content.

The wonderful news, other than a few tools, most everything is provided! Walk-in and create for a day and a half!

Provided for you will be:

Heat-n-Bond, Assorted fabric, Assorted decorative paper, Mica, Dollhouse nails, Vintage Reader’s Digest books, Strathmore 400 series drawing paper, Cardboard for making book cradles, Binder’s needles, PVA glue, Waxed linen thread, Waxed paper, Parchment Paper, White erasers, Mechanical pencils, Inexpensive brushes for glue, ¼”, ½”, and 1”, Envelope templates

Students, Please bring (if you need any of these items waiting for you just let Kristin know):

  • Vintage Book of your choice
  • Light duty awl
  • large self-healing mat (18×24) or large sheet of scrap mat board to use as a cutting surface
  • 12”-18” metal ruler
  • Bone folder or other paper-folding tool (Talas sells wonderful Teflon bone folders)
  • Olfa Brand Utility knife
  • #11 X-Acto knife & extra blades

Saturday lunch, as well as snacks & drinks daily, are provided. Chocolate is an Art Supply at Ephemera Paducah!

The minimum age to participate is 16.

The minimum needed to make this class is 6; the maximum is 15.

Our 2020 Hotel Partner is Auburn Place Hotels and Suites and they’ve given us a great rate for this workshop. CLICK HERE to check it out!


Before registering, please familiarize yourself with our Cancellation Policies.


Details Price Qty
Old Books to Art Booksshow details + $225.00 (USD)  

Limited Mail Order and Curbside shopping until further notice. Call 270-748-6348 for details.
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