Boxes and Books with Jill Krase


Sunday, April 2

Box Making Workshop: Hinged-Lid Box

Learn how to make a decorative and functional box with a hinged lid for storing your treasures or giving as a gift.

Our boxes will be made of sturdy
book board and covered in a combination of book cloth and decorative paper. A variety of papers and cloths will be available for you to choose from and combine.

Other handmade boxes will be on display so you can see how various boxes look when they’re done.

Become familiar with basic boxmaking techniques and tools. With the instructions from the workshop, you’ll be able to make additional boxes on your own. We will also discuss how to make boxes that are custom-fitted for books, magazines, photos, playing cards, jewelry, or anything else you might want to store and protect.


Mar 18
12:30 - 4pm

Bookbinding Workshop: Sewn Boards Book

This workshop is your chance to learn how to make a versatile hard cover book. Everyone will take home a finished but blank book that you can then have fun filling with watercolor paintings, drawings, creative writing, journal, photos, etc. Choose from a variety of decorated papers for your covers. Text pages will be watercolor paper so you can use wet media later if you want.

Tools and materials needed for the workshop will be provided. No previous bookbinding experience is necessary.

The book we will make is called a sewn-boards book because the covers are sewn along with the pages instead of being glued on later. The result is visible sewing that makes the stitches holding the book together an essential element of the book design. The way the book is put together allows it to lay completely at while you are painting or reading.

Using the techniques you learn during the workshop, you can then make additional books on your own in the future.








Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Many of our classes fill up early - so don't wait too long!

We take phone reservations with a valid credit card.

Call: 507-732-7616

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992