New Workshops Listed

by | Feb 3, 2018

Next up will be a double workshop weekend given at the Guild House. Molly Koehn will be teaching Eco Printing and Bookbinding. Molly is an artist in residence at The Center for Contemporary Crafts. These two classes will be on April 28-29th, 2018.

Eco Printing is a one-half-day workshop on April 28 in the morning – 9 am to 1 pm. Cost for Eco printing is $62.50 per person including materials. Minimum 8 people, maximum 15 people.

Bookbinding is a two-half-days workshop from 2 pm to 4:30 pm on April 28 and 29. The book cover will be made on the first day and must dry overnight. Binding and stitching is done on the second day. Cost for Book Binding is $ 82.50 including materials. Minimum 8 people, maximum is 15 people.


Eco-printing is a natural dye process that uses leaves to create prints on fabric. The leaves are bundled tightly in the fabric, and the bundle is then steamed. This process creates almost exact prints on the fabric from the leave’s pigment. This workshop will go over techniques to get the best print possible and will also cover mordanting to create color variations. Participants will experiment with printing on silk and wool/silk blend and are encouraged to bring other materials to work with.


In this class, participants will learn how to bind their own journal or sketchbook using multiple-needle coptic stitching. Coptic is one of the oldest forms of bookbinding, dating back to the 2nd century. It is sturdy, and the technique creates a beautiful braid on an exposed spine. In the first session, we will create the covers and fold the signatures, and in class two, we will bind everything together. At the end of the class, you will have everything you need to make more and more books!

To sign up for either or both workshops, send a check for half the total price to Workshop Chair Fern Handler, 2203 Turtle Creek Drive, Missouri City, TX 77459.