Workshop Calendar

Following is my workshop calendar as it stands now. Please check back for updates!



March 16-20, 2020
Makers Gathering - A Paper Odyssey
My Topsail Beach Studio
Topsail Beach, NC
Five full-to-the-brim days of working with your hands, heart and head with Bee Shay and Leslie Marsh and guest instructor Fritzi Huber




April 17-19, 2020
Pink Alchemy
with Elizabeth Bunsen
My Topsail Beach studio
Topsail Beach, NC
Participants will spend three glorious days stitching, dyeing and basking in the pink sun of Elizabeth Bunsen. Not to be missed!

This workshop has been canceled due to COVID-19. We will try to reschedule.


July 31 - August 2, 2020
Painted Papyrus Book
with Daniel Essig
My Topsail Beach Studio
Topsail Beach, NC
During this 3-day workshop, participants will construct an exquisite small treasure. Learning an array of bookwork techniques, we will create a durable structure with references to book history.
This workshop has been postponed to July 30 - August 1, 2021, because of COVID-19. It is sold out. To be added to the waiting list, email me at


September 18-20, 2020
Ancient Wisdom
Handmade at Helens
Dumfries, Scotland, UK

A 3-day workshop in which students will create book covers from plaster, learning a number of ways to imprint and carve into them, and then bind pages that they have hand-dyed with plant-based dyes into the book using a Coptic stitch and weaving.

This workshop will be postponed due to COVID -19


 November 13-14, 2020
Ephemera Paducah
Paducah, KY
A two-day workshop focused on making an 8" by 10" leather organizer using an embossed frame to be created in class.
One of my favorite book projects!

This workshop has been rescheduled to November 12-13, 2021

November 15, 2020
Sweetheart Pincushion
Ephemera Paducah
Paducah, KY
A one-day workshop in which we will create a replica of sweetheart pincushions made during WWI by convalescing sailors and soldiers.

This workshop has been rescheduled to November 14, 2021


  1. beautiful work, do you sell your books? Can i be added to a list to be notified when you have more details about your San jose workshop?

  2. Hola Leslie, I would like to introduce myself as Sam Leonard, the proud owner of Hacienda Mosaico located in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Richard Salley is here with me and has suggested that we would be a good 'fit'. Your work is beautiful and if you look at my antiquated site and think you might be interested in having a retreat here....I would love to hear from you to discuss possibilities. I have many desirable dates available in 2018/19. I look forward to hearing from you. Best, sam