Workshop: Taking the Pamphlet Stitch on a Romp


Workshop - Taking the

Join instructor Charlene Asato for the “Taking the Pamphlet Stitch on a Romp” workshop at Volcano Art Center on Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 9am – 12pm. 

You don’t need special equipment to make books. You can make wonderful books with most items found around your home. This workshop is an excellent start for those with no bookbinding experience.

For those with some experience, you will expand the possibilities of the pamphlet stitch. The pamphlet stitch is a most versatile binding style and leads to structures named “French doors” and “dos-a-dos.” 

Cost for this workshop is $35 or $32 for VAC members plus a $10 supply fee. 

Tools to bring: X-acto knife with fresh #11 blade or similar tool, cutting mat or dense cardboard, metal-edged ruler, pencil, eraser, glue stick, scissors, discarded catalog or magazine for gluing surface.

Optional, only if you have on hand: bone folder or non-serrated butter knife, bookbinding awl, colored pencils or markers, watercolor, photographs for collaging, scraps of decorative paper, portable paper trimmer, scoring board, paper punches, rubber stamps. 

For more information regarding the workshops, please contact VAC at 808-967-8222 or if youʻd like to register online:


Asato avidly pursues book arts, paper arts, photography, calligraphy and doll arts. Her work has been included in many juried shows locally and nationally. In 2012, she had a solo exhibition of her books at East Hawaii Cultural Center.

To find out more about Charlene, visit her website. 



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