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Artists' Portfolio Case Workshop

  • Paper Hammer 1400 2nd Avenue Seattle, WA, 98101 United States (map)

Learn to make a Japanese-style portfolio to hold loose, unbound sheets of paper such as drawings or prints, thin books, or ephemera collections. You'll make a cloth-covered case, lined with paper and fitted with three flaps to protect the edges of the contents, with a linen tie as a closure. These cases can be made in any size, with any arrangement of flaps or pockets inside. We'll talk about all of the possibilities and variations on this versatile structure.  

Join Us!


No prior bookbinding experience required.

All tools and materials are provided.

For students 12 and up.

This class will need at least four students to run.

To sign up call: 206.682.3820


Melanie Brauner was the owner and bookbinder at Trove Bindery in Corvallis, Oregon, specializing in restoration and custom archival boxes, and holds a BFA in Book Arts from Oregon College of Art and Craft. She is the owner of VERSO, a bookbinding, papermaking, and jewelry studio in Shoreline, Washington.