Margo Klass – Woodland Journal

Instructor: Margo Klass

Number of Days: 1 Day Skill Level: Beginner Material fee: $30 Maximum Number of Student: 12

Workshop Description:

The woodland journal is rugged enough to take on walks in the woods, and suitably elegant for coffee table display. Its cover features a framed composition of stones and twigs sewn onto a panel using Japanese-inspired techniques. Inside there are two sections which include endpapers with flaps, pockets, and blank pages for sketching, writing, and mounting photos. This wrap-around structure is completely non-adhesive and is easily adapted to different sizes and a variety of book making projects.

Materials/equipment to be provided by students:

Cutting mat (minimum size 18 x 24”) Rulers – see-through plastic type used by quilters: the ideal set would include two 2 x 18”, (EZ Quilting brand); 3.5 x 12.5” (Omnigrip); 5.5 x 16” (Omnigrip); or a similar assortment  Teflon bone folder Scoring tool Awl X-Acto knife (with extra blades) Tweezers fine line pencil and eraser Small scissors Glue brush (1/2 – 3/4” round) Small needle-nose pliers Optional: Small weights 9” steel graduated measuring rules (available here: )

Materials Provided by Instructor:

Various papers: Rives BFK, Khadi, Ingres charcoal paper, Canson Board Card stock Book cloth Waxed linen thread, needles Sand paper, piercing boards, epoxy, PVA, saws, tape Stones and twigs Handouts, templates Prerequisites: 

Instructor Bio:

Margo Klass is a mixed media artist whose work includes constructions and artist books. In both, natural and found objects are springboards for content, often narrative but always symbolic of meaning beyond what the objects suggest. Aesthetically she draws from her study of medieval art and travel in Japan. She has received awards from the Rasmuson Foundation and Alaska State Council on the Arts. In 2015 she received the Governor’s Individual Artist Award. Her work is in the Alaska State Museum, Anchorage Museum, University of Alaska Museum of the North, Pratt Museum, and other public and private collections. Website: