Bookmaking in Bath

Learn to make your own journal to fill with thoughts, sketches, and whatnot!
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 3:45pm

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) invites the public to get creative and craft homemade journals. Join Maine Master Naturalist volunteer and book artist, Jill Osgood, on Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. at the LOCAL Garden in Bath to make your own blank journal for journaling or sketching nature and everyday life. This workshop includes hand stitching a few simple pamphlet structures that are perfect for putting in your backpack and taking in to the field. Osgood will also include instruction on leaf printing, specifically with ferns, to add an artistic touch to journal covers. Keep your new journal on hand for whenever the landscape is too beautiful not to record.

We ask for a $5 suggested donation to cover the cost of supplies. All materials are provided and no prior experience is necessary. This event is best suited for naturalists 10 years old and older. Space is limited to 15 participants, so registration is required by calling (207) 442-8400 or online at

Don’t miss our other upcoming events at the LOCAL Garden. On July 27 at 10 a.m., learn techniques to kick start a raised bed garden at home, includes a building demonstration. On Aug. 24 at 11 a.m., learn a simple recipe to quick pickle a variety of veggies --- a fun and tasty way to eat cucumbers, green beans, and zucchini. On Sept. 7 at 10 a.m., learn to craft a soothing lavender calendula coconut skin salve using flowers grown at the LOCAL Garden – perfect for dry skin and chapped lips. For more information on all of these fun workshops, visit