The Bookmaker Collective -Kristin Peterson- Dipped & Sewn

This class meets on Saturday, April 10 from 4-6pm (PT)/ 7-9pm (ET)  AND Sunday, April 11 from 8am-3pm (PT)/11am-6pm (ET) Please check for your time zone.  All times on our calendar are listed in the Pacific Timezone.

In this two-day workshop, Kristin will walk each student through creating an art journal with found papers and some simple bookbinding. This workshop is for all levels. From the very beginners to professional artists who may just need to loosen up a bit.

This will be a collection of simplicity, limited palette, and hand sewn fabric stitched into place to make our journal. 

We will be letting go of brushes and listening to the moment on Saturday evening, as we begin with some slow stitching of our fabric and folding papers. Preparing everything for a dip in the dye, and then to dry overnight. Not sure about the sewing? Do not let that steer you away, as the dyed fabric and papers are so delightful.

Sunday we will gather our papers and begin our process of working each piece, one at a time. Listening to what makes our hearts happy. We will glue found words and stitch in more fabric. Write our thoughts and make simple marks. Leaving little pieces of us sprinkled into our books. This workshop is really about us and the books we are making during this time.

Our mix of papers and fabric will lend itself to our journals, helping to create not only a lovely visual charm to our book, but one that will also provide a textural quality as well.

Never made a journal before? Not to worry, this workshop will guide you step by step through the basics of bookbinding. Experienced bookmaking students are welcome- I will just be keeping it simple. 


Workshop supplies available as 2 kits via this link.  You can also order items from the supply list individually to build your own custom kit. You don't have to struggle with sourcing the supplies from all over.  We have you covered. Kits start shipping week of March 22nd.

Complete Supply List:

Kristin's Tool Kit

  • Black ink pen
  • Awl
  • Binding Needle
  • Waxed Cord
  • Sewing Needle
  • Black Sewing Thread
  • Bone Folder
  • XL Paper Clips (4")
  • Scissor
  • Stapler
  • Quick drying or tacky Aleene’s glue or PVA
  • Masking tape
  • Gluestick
  • Waterbottle for spraying

Kristin's Specialty Supply Kit

  • Mixed paper kit containing (appx 20) printed papers, vintage ledger paper, book pages, music pages, manilla folder, printer paper, variety of manilla tags
  • 1/4 yard of muslin
  • 1/2 yard of lace
  • Cheese cloth
  • Seam Binding
  • Instant Coffee
  • (3) Acrylic Paints (paynes grey or black, white & another color)
  • (10ml) Hi flow acrylic or acrylic ink (magenta)
  • Alcohol ink - Butterscotch(or similar kit contains light sepia)
  • (30ml) Graphite Rit Dye
  • Black Stabilo pencil
  • Gesso
  • Matte Medium
  • Modeling Paste(Texture Paste)
  • Stencil - (kit contains Custom Kristin Original)
  • 1/2" flat paintbrush
  • Make up sponges
  • Gloves (for protecting your hands while dyeing)
  • palette knife
  • watercolor crayon (aqua)

Additional supplies you need to provide from home

Hairdryer and paper towel may be handy to have close just in case we need them 

Garbage bags to protect your area for drying dip dyed items

Tupperware type bin for dip dyeing measuring 8x8 or larger 

Event Details

Event Date 4:00pm (PST) on Apr, 10th
Event End Date 3:00pm (PST) on Apr, 11th
Price $127.00
Location Online - Zoom
Categories Zoom - Live Online Class, Virtual Retreats, Visiting Instructor

Instructor Info

Kristin Peterson

Kristin Peterson is a third generation artist, originally from South Dakota. Kristin is always ex- ploring and expanding the creative depths of journal making. She is passionate about vintage collage and mixed media. Kristin loves color and things that have a love-worn comfortable feeling. Her journals contain a vibrance mixed with a little funk, and sprinkled with sensibility.

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