2022WKSP-05 Folio Pocket Book

  • 15 May 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom
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Folio Pocket Book

Instructor: Stephanie Wolff

Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022

Hours: 1 pm – 4 pm Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)

Course fee: $105 members / $165 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership)

Prerequisite: none


Presented by: GTA Chapter

Registration closes: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11:59 PM

This is a live workshop, but it will be recorded and available for the registrants to view until June 15, 2022.

With the Folio Pocket Book, strategically placed folds and cuts transform single folios into pockets and/or windows and is an adaptation of a drum leaf or board book.

It’s another useful structure for single folio pages, as it allows for using multiple paper colors and types, as well as other possibilities to alter the page.

The text block can be bound in a variety of covers, but we will make a simple schoolbook cover for our volume.

Our models will serve as a sample book showing the structure and possible page variations it allows.

Tools Required:



Bone folder

Metal ruler, 12”

X-acto knife, or similar craft knife and extra blades

Self-healing cutting mat

Glue stick

Piercing tool or awl

Right triangle

Scrap paper for gluing, including some strips (20) about 3/4” x 6”

Westcott C-thru 2” x 12” or 1” x 6” gridded clear ruler (optional, but very helpful)

Circular (or other shape) hole punches (with a long reach) to make windows: 1/2” – 1” (optional)

Drawing tools: Colored pencils, markers, fine black marker (optional)

Any other tools you like to use

Materials Required:


All paper should have grain parallel to the height.


(12) sheets cover or card stock 5.5” high x 8.5” (65 or 80 lb.)

(2) sheets cover or card stock 5.5” high x 9.5” wide (65 or 80 lb.) If longer sheets are not available to you, we can do an adaption using a few smaller sheets. All these sheets of paper can be any colours you want, or a variety of colours. This paper should fold well without cracking.


(6) pieces of paper 4.5” high x 3” wide to insert in the pockets. These will be trimmed down to fit. They could be little doodles, photos, postcards, but should all be able to be trimmed down. Save the important and precious items to display for another book!


(1) sheet of text weight paper 12” high x 19” wide

This can be cut from a roll of paper, if need be, such as wrapping paper, butcher paper, etc. but best not to have any folds.


Clear Mylar or acetate: 3” x 4.5”

Translucent film/paper: Denril, Dur-a-lar, or (thin) Yupo, or see-through tracing paper 3” x 4.5”

Double-sided tape to adhere the Mylar and films if you use them, ¼” wide

Online Workshop Process:

The instructor will be in contact prior to the workshop to share the meeting link and any additional required directions. Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements on the workshop registration page prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

Technical requirements for participation:

  • Access to the internet and to the Zoom application
  • Screen large enough to follow instructor’s video feed (cell phone is not ideal)
  • Microphone or Headset / Webcam
  • How to join a zoom meeting information https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193

Stephanie Wolff works with paper, text, textile, and the book form, often on themes of weather, science, history, and rural life. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Germany and is in many collections, public and private. She has been awarded a creative research fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society and was Artist-in-Residence at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Stephanie’s years as a book conservator provided her with knowledge in the history, construction, and repair of a wide range of library materials. She enjoys teaching to share her knowledge from bookbinding, conservation, and fine arts. @stephaniewolffstudio or  www.stephaniewolffstudio.com

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