- $50 for one admission to a book-binding class with Mary Walker Graham
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
Participants meet in the lobby of The Distillery before attending the event at a private South Boston location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.
Each event is capped at 8 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
Books are made from fairly simple materials: paper, thread, cloth, and board. Putting them together, though, takes skill. During a three-hour workshop, book artist Mary Walker Graham guides you through the finer points of making your own journal, from folding the text block to stitching it all together. You’ll leave with a hand-made book and instructions for re-creating the craft at home.
Learn the Tools
Before assembling your journal, you’ll look at tools such as bone folders and blades, learn about necessary book-binding materials, and view examples of handmade books.
Create a Journal
Select decorative paper and thread to make a personalized journal or sketchbook, then assemble the book and sew it together.
Sip and Snack
Light refreshments will be provided, including tea, sparkling water, and cheese and crackers.
Mary Walker Graham
Mary Walker Graham’s relationship to bookbinding started as a purely practical one: she’d just received her MFA in Poetry, and wanted to start an independent press. Along the way, however, she fell in love with the process of creating the books themselves. Now she pairs her passion for the written word with her passion for book arts by binding volumes in her private studio.