All Sewn Up with Cherryl Moote


Calligraphers are very choosy about paper and for this reason many of you want to make your own journals and sketchbooks using papers you love and trust, often including papers you have decorated and want to showcase. Good paper is not enough to satisfy your needs. You also need a book that lies flat to allow you to write and illustrate easily with a variety of pens, tools and mediums. In this class you will learn how to create a coptic binding and a long-stitch book. We will create the books with your choice of art papers and text papers in whatever size you want. This class is a real stash buster! But wait! There is more! For those of you who are interested in dipping your toe into the field of collage we will be exploring the many ways that imagery, found papers and treasured bits and pieces can be added to your book pages to create added energy to your work. This collage segment is based on the work Cherryl has done over the last several years with her Bits and Pieces series. Samples of this work can be seen on her Instagram account. (Detailed information about paper will be given a month before the class.)

10 in stock


Materials List


– mechanical pencil and white eraser

– cutting mat

– Omnigrid (6”  x 12”) or set square

– metal ruler with cork back (18”)

– craft knife or scalpel and replacement blade (no box cutters allowed)

– bookbinder’s paper slitting knife if you have one

– bone folder

– bookbinding awl

– bookbinding cradle (pattern available before class)

– fresh glue stick

– additional collage materials (suggestions given when paper cutting info is given)

– fine line pen(s) such as Pigma or Slicci

– few coloured pencils or a small pan of watercolour and brush or Derwent Inktense

– fine scissors

– tweezers to lift small pieces

– few calligraphy tools if you wish

Supply Fee: $20 to cover collage materials and binding threads

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Instructor Information

Cherryl Moote is a calligrapher, bookbinder and paper artist. Cherryl was born with a natural teaching talent and loves to create print materials, videos and classes that allow you to learn new techniques with maximum enjoyment and success. The inspiration and guidance that she has received from her teachers and mentors have made her aware of the need to support other artists and craftspeople as they explore the paper arts. In additon to writing and teaching, she is actively involved in creating her own art. You can see examples of her work at