With step-by-step guidance from Joelle Webber, create an Accordion Pocket Book that can be used to beautifully display your photographs & more.

Sep 21, 2024 - Sep 21, 2024

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced,
Workshop Fee: $185
Workshop Duration: 3 hours on a Saturday (1-4pm ET)
Workshop Location: Online
Class Size: 12

Note: This workshop will be held in a live, online format utilizing the Zoom platform.
Class meets on Saturday, Sep 21 from 1-4pm ET.

The Accordion Pocket Book is perfect for collecting photographs, prints, collages, and other ephemera, oriented vertically or horizontally. This book is designed to add a collection of work into framed pocket pages, which can then be displayed as a 3-dimensional book.

Watch Joelle Webber as she creates an accordion pocket book designed to beautifully display 2D art in framed pocket pages. Bound with hard covers for protection, this simple design can be tailored to the size and number of pieces in your collection.

In this class, we will learn the importance of material grain, archival materials, and ‘measuring from the reality’. Binding the book will include creating a long accordion folded text, forming the pockets, strategically cutting the windows, adding hardcovers, and other techniques to complete this book. This workshop also comes with step-by-step Class Notes, including Suggested Material Links and Tools Needed.

Accordion Pocket Book Materials - By Joelle Webber
Accordion Pocket Book Materials.

In this 3-hour class, Joelle will describe the process in detail, encouraging students to ask any book arts-related questions. Joelle has been learning in the book arts for over 40 years and working as a binder for over 25 years. She has many tips to set yourself up for success in your binding projects.

Note: The session will be recorded and the link will be shared for a month beyond the class.

Joelle Webber teaching a student
Instructor Joelle Webber utilizes her 40+ years of experience to teach students the Book Arts.

Suggested Materials List

The links to these suggestions are to help you understand the weight of the materials needed.

Tools Required

  • awl
  • bone folder
  • cutting mat
  • glue pot 
  • 2” foam brush
  • paper knife
  • retractable break-away blade
  • scissors
  • scoring tool
  • straight edge ruler
Pocket Accordion & Folio - Tools Needed
The basic tools required for this workshop.

Images by Joelle Webber.

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Instructor: Joelle Webber

Joelle Webber has been making books & boxes for 40 years. At Mermaid Bindery, on Westport Island, she offers original artist books, binding services for fellow creators, handmade crafts in her roadside shed, and workshops for several communities.