Join us for a visiting artist special event with Vicki Engling, a book artist from Ann Arbor, who will be teaching a one-day workshop on making simple, but elegant handmade artist books.

In the workshop, you will create three book structures that demonstrate various beginning bookbinding skills. You will first sew a simple single signature booklet using the pamphlet stitch and enclose it into a soft wrap cover with a ribbon closure. Next, you will practice gluing and folding techniques to make a hardcover book with folded pages that pop out into a starburst shape when opened. The last book will utilize a combination of skills learned in the making of the first two books. You will create a single signature booklet, but sew it into a hard cover using a decorative drop-link stitch.

The papers and supplies needed for the workshop are included. Materials to make the books will be pre-cut and provided on the day of the workshop. You will receive in advance of the workshop a short list of additional supplies you may like to bring with you.

How to Enroll

Use the “Register” button above to enroll in the workshop. You may pay by credit card or mail a check. Your registration is not final until payment is received. Space is limited and will fill fast, so don’t wait!

Workshops are subject to cancellation because of insufficient enrollment or for other reasons. If a workshop is canceled, you will have the option to receive a full refund or transfer your registration to another scheduled event.


Date and Time

Sat, February 1, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Color | Ink Studio & Gallery
20919 John R Rd.
Hazel Park, MI 48030
View Map