Pamphlets with Pockets with Maria Welch

October 5, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central

In this workshop participants will learn to make one and two signature pamphlet books with paper covers that feature interior pockets. One pocket variation will feature one cut edge and one edge with a folded tab, while the other will feature one folded tab and a small concertina that allows for even more storage. Additionally, participants will be introduced to book binding basics such as grain direction, constructing a sewing jig, and the sewing pattern for this binding. Pamphlet bindings are versatile, great for note taking or journaling, and the added cover pockets allow for easy storage of everyday keepsakes! Participants will leave the workshop with two complete books and the necessary knowledge to recreate this predominantly non-adhesive binding at home.

Maria Welch is an artist investigating the fleeting and residual nature of memory with emphasis on how these aspects affect the psyche. She explores these themes across various process- oriented mediums such as papermaking, printmaking, and book arts, and frequently uses dirt as a metaphor for taxing life experiences. Welch received her BA in Studio Art with a minor in Art History from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. She has exhibited nationally, and her work is included in a variety of permanent collections. Welch is currently enrolled in the Book Arts and Printmaking MFA program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.


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