I have taught classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School and at the Charleston Book Union.  I teach book binding, box making, marbling, book repair and restoration. Below is my teaching schedule for this year. (Precautions are being taken to reduce the risk of COVID exposure and please know that cancellations may need to occur at any time.) 

I also give lessons to students on an individual basis in my own bindery in Asheville, N.C. (and during COVID times, on my front porch). Contact me if you'd like to discuss private lessons.

To check out these classes below and other class offerings at JCCFS go to:  J.C. Campbell Folk School.

March 20-26, 2022 at J.C.Campbell Folk School


with Pat K. Thomas

Take 2 historic journeys in one week. Voyage into floating colors and making traditional patterns. Progress into the world of hand bookbinding and transform simple materials (paper, cloth, glue, thread and book board) into traditional sewn books. No experience is required.

July 24 - July 29, 2022 at J.C.Campbell Folk School


Make 4 different projects in 4 different studios- Brooms, Cooking, Kaleidoscopes and Marbling.

I will be teaching the marbling part. You will experience the wonder of marbling and create your own supply of beautiful papers and get ideas on how to use them.

November 6- 12, 2021 at J.C.Campbell Folk School


Bring your treasured books and learn the basics of repair and preservation. Page repair, cover cleaning, leather preservation, hinge, corner and end cap repair will be explored. All levels welcome.