Today I worked on preparations for my upcoming Star and Tunnel Books workshop at Studio Place Arts.
I always underestimate how much time I’ll need to prepare, so this time I got started early. I have a checklist to help me make sure that I don’t forget anything.
I love making workshop kits. There’s just something about cutting up materials that you know will soon become books. And it feels nurturing to put everything a student will need into a packet. Maybe it’s reminding me of packing a school lunch?
I make resource booklets for all of my workshops. They contain information about tools and materials used, measurements, bookbinding supply vendors, related tutorials, and a bibliography. I try to tailor everything to the particular workshop. Each booklet is handbound by me using a pamphlet stitch.
I’m looking forward to this weekend’s class!