Ginger Burrell – Creativity, Collage and Coptic Stitch – CANCELLED

We are sorry to announce that this class is now cancelled. Please contact Fran McReynolds at if you have any questions.

Workshop Description:

Never lose an idea again! Make two single-needle Coptic stitch books in this class to keep your ideas at hand for your next creative session. The first, an idea journal, will have a torn collage cover and large pages for you to keep your ideas, techniques, and notes. The second book, a small purse-sized journal features a pieced collage cover and rounded corners. This little journal is the perfect size to jot down ideas, tape sample papers and threads, and keep important “aha” moments where you can find them again.

We’ll also do creativity exercises in class and talk about how to translate those ideas into finished artwork.

You’ll leave class with two finished collage covered journals with single needle Coptic stitch bindings and blank pages ready for your inspiration.

Materials/equipment to be provided by students:

  • Assortment of magazines, catalogs and discarded illustrated or photography books for collaging
  • Ruler and/or quilt ruler
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Self-healing cutting mat at least 18 inches wide
  • Craft knife with fresh blades
  • Pencil
  • Your favorite writing pen
  • Awl
  • Eraser

See Materials Glossary for definitions and images

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:

  • Step-by-step written instructions with photos
  • Pre-cut davey board
  • Drawing paper for the book block
  • Cardstock for templates
  • Waxed linen
  • Crop-o-diles
  • Punching cradles
  • Straight needles
  • Curved needles
  • PVA glue and creativity exercises handout

Instructor Biography:

Ginger Burrell loves making art and supporting other artists in their creative endeavors. Ginger’s primary medium is artists’ books. She has been making artists’ books for 17 years and teaching art for 15. Her work includes photography, collage, monotype and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the surreal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her books are widely held in museums, private, and public collections.