Two Books with Decorated Papers Workshop

Presented by the Center for Book Art and Printmaking at Santa Fe Community College and Taught by Julie R. Filatoff

Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, 2023; 10 am to 4 pm (with half-hour lunch)

Santa Fe Community College Room 710

$200 per student (maximum of 8 students)

All materials supplied; students must bring their own tools

To pay or for more information and a supply list, please contact Julie at

In this two-day workshop students will decorate large sheets of paper to cut down to page size, then make two books from the decorated (and other) papers.

Day 1: Students will create decorated paper using two techniques: pastepaper and brayering/masking. Then students will paint leather for one of the book covers and canvas for the other.

Day 2: Students will make two books:

A leather-covered buttonhole-stitched book. Students will use their lighter-weight decorated paper as a wrap for each of seven signatures.

A canvas-covered longstitch book. Students will cut slits into the spine of the canvas, then use their heaver-weight decorated paper (one sheet per signature) to create the book, which will be held closed with a tie (sari silk or painted canvas).

Julie R. Filatoff is a book, fiber, and mixed-media artist who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She took a rather circuitous route to becoming a book artist. She started out as a garment “sewist,” then a traditional quilter, then an art quilter, then a book artist who used a lot of fabric in her books (and now, more paper than fabric). Julie has a BA in Art from California State University, Long Beach, and has taught at various venues throughout New Mexico, including Book Arts at Santa Fe Community College. She is the vice president and webmaster for Santa Fe Book Arts Group. Visit her website at

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