Ripped & Stitched Workshop

Rip, stitch, paint and bind your way through this workshop where we will   create a beautiful bound book complete with pockets, pages, tags and  embellishments. Combining a love of office supplies and art supplies,  this art journal/book has twelve sections ready for monthly collections,   a travel journal or organized art explorations. You will learn an easy   new binding  method to create a chunky 9” x 6” book ready for filling in  whatever way inspires you.

As always, you can count on step-by-step video instruction as we paint,  rip, stitch and glue our way through the artful project. Learn how to  make your own fabric paper to use as a custom embellishment. Finally,  join me for a bonus project to further expand the usefulness of this  beautiful journal.


Open Registration - Take the workshop anytime!  There is no close date!

This class is self-paced and all materials are available to you.  Join in when you want and finish on your schedule! 

A private site has been set up for all class attendees.  Videos are not available for download.

Please  note:  Once payment has been  received and processed, registrants will  have immediate access to all workshop videos.

The tuition is non-refundable once access has been given to registrants.

Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions!!! :)   


What students are saying:

"Oh Roben! After watching the welcome video, this is more awesome than I thought it was going to be. My mind is racing ahead at stuff I can add to it!" ~Dawn

"This is an amazing class! You don't want to miss it!" ~Patter

"I'm so glad I signed up for this workshop! I loved it! Thank you for making the workshop affordable... and your videos instructions are easy to follow." ~Bronny

"Just wanted you to know I got a lot out of your online workshop. You covered many areas and everything worked together to create an interesting and unusual book. Your binding technique is easy and I'll use it often." ~Denise

"Just a little note to let you know that I love, love, love your class. I must say that your class is a bit of water in the desert. I can relax stitching, am enjoying looking at the movies, and I am so happy with how the book is coming out so far. Thank you, thank you!" -Catherine L.

Supplies List



Sewing machine and thread in cream/white and black
Glue stick

Fabric Paper:

Muslin - about 13” x 22”
Book pages - about 10
Elmer’s glue
Spray bottle with water
Two cheap chip brushes or other bristle brushes
White acrylic paint
Freezer paper - about  15” x 23”


Twelve - 9 x 12 catalog envelopes
Assorted acrylic paints
Optional: GelliArts Gel Plate and brayer
Paint brushes - a couple will work
Deli paper or freezer paper for monoprinting


Muslin - 20” x 16”
Fabric strips - about 25 strips at about 1” x 17”
Gel medium (or your adhesive of choice)

Trowel or scraper
Mat board-
(2) 9 1/2” x 6 1/2”
(1) 9 1/2” x 1”

Duck cloth-
(2) 9 1/2” x 6 1/2”
(1) 9 1/2” x 1”

Fabric (coordinate with the fabric strips stitched to cover fabric) -
(2) 9 1/4 ” x 6 1/4”
(1) 9  1/4” x 1”


Collage Pieces for Book Cover:

Small bits of lace, fabric scraps and duck cloth
Found words (see download for ideas)

A few straight pins


Twelve shipping tags
Small bits of lace, fabric scraps, twine and ribbon
Adhesive magnets*(2-3)


Wax bookbinder thread
Bookbinder needle
Book awl/paper piercer
Four (4) pieces of ribbon - 24” x 1/2” each
Twine - about  1 yard
Small crochet hook - about 1/2” (optional)
Exacto blade and small cutting mat
Pencil or disappearing ink pen (optional)
Cardstock or paper - 9 1/2” x 2”

Bonus Project:

Elastic - 1/2” width cut to about 22” in length
Strip of fabric: about 2 strips - each at about 1 1/2” x 21”
Small bits of lace