Books with Pockets with Mary Tasillo

February 11, 2017
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central

Spend your Saturday creating several book structures with pockets, envelopes and windows – perfect for storing and showcasing trip mementos, ephemera and keepsakes, and (just in time for Valentine’s Day) love letters and special photographs. Projects will include an accordion pocket book, a book with origami envelope, and a book of mylar windows. Participants are welcome, but not required, to bring small, flat items such as tickets, movie stubs, or coins, to incorporate into the book structures. Materials will be provided. Students should bring the following tools, if they have them on hand: bone folder, bookbinder’s awl, cutting mat, sewing needs, scissors, Exacto knife, and a pencil (mechanical pencil recommended). Tools will be available to borrow. There will be a half hour lunch break. Please bring your own lunch.

Mary Tasillo is a Philadelphia-based artist who teaches book, paper, and print making locally and around the country. Mary is co-founder of The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library and Outreach Coordinator for Hand Papermaking, Inc. She works collaboratively as part of the street-based Book Bombs project and teaches workshops at institutions including Fleisher Art Memorial, The Soapbox, the Mural Arts Program, Drexel University, and Naropa University. She earned her MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking from the University of the Arts. Her work can be viewed at and
Co-sponsored by the Art Department, of the Free Library of Philadelphia

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