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Bookbinding Basics

In this workshop, you'll learn basic bookbinding techniques. Explore traditional tools and simple, glueless methods of creating a handbound book.

Have you taken a marbling workshop in the past? Bring in your papers, choose from papers created in the morning workshop, or use papers provided. 

Participants walk away with their own collection of pocket sized, hand-bound books. Stitches we'll explore: stab bind and pamphlet stitch. 

No experience needed! All materials provided. 

Tickets: $35

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How do I make my own marbled paper? 

Interested in a little paper marbling, too? Sign up for the morning marbling course to learn how to make your own one-of-a-kind designs.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Kelly at 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No printed tickets necessary! Show up and check in with the organizer. We'll take care of it from there. 

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will be issued up until 48 hours before the event start time. No refunds will be issued after this period. 

About Your Host, Kelly Laughlin

Kelly is an artist, educator, and bookbinder from Baltimore, Maryland. When she's not exploring the varied and experimental ways of paper marbling and bookbinding, she enjoys teaching visitors at The Walters Art Museum about the wonders of exploring art making and inspiration through historic objects. 

Earlier Event: November 20
Paper Marbling
Later Event: December 2
Denim Distressing Social + Book!