Bookbinding Workshop

Peggy Johnston, owner of Waveland Studios, will teach you how to create 12 simple binding techniques including folded forms, stab, and sewn bindings, etc. Then learn how to make an origami box to hold your dozen different bindings. The box of bindings then serves as a reference too. Please bring your own scissors, needle and glue stick if possible.


About Peggy Johnston
Peggy Johnston is the proprietor of Waveland Studio (link to Paper has been the common denominator in an art career spanning 30 plus years. She has printed, pulped, poured, painted, pasted, sculpted, woven, cast, and sewn paper. Peggy's love of paper and fascination with containers came together when she started making books. Although mostly functional in the sense of being containers for thought, her books are art objects. She enjoys seeking out unusual materials and devising non-traditional structures to create artist's books with sculptural forms. Peggy numbers each book inside the back cover near her logo mark. Without the numbers, it would be difficult to keep track of all her creations--she's nearly up to book number 1,500 and hasn't run out of ideas yet!

Peggy is active in the book arts community. She exhibits her books in local and national shows. She attends seminars and workshops whenever possible, continuing to hone her binding expertise. Peggy regularly teaches classes at the Des Moines Art Center and as a visiting artist in the schools. She also conducts seminars and workshops.

When & Where
Thu, Oct 20, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
505 E. Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309