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Did you know you can construct a hardcover book with your own two hands? Yes, YOU!   In just one afternoon, you’ll learn how to:Understand basic bookbinding terminology and techniquesExpertly sew together gathered sections of pagesMake a hard cover, back and spine for your bookTurn your favorite cotton fabric into functional, easy to use...

$85
Sa.   Feb 20th, 1pm
Beginner
(126)

In this class you will learn to make hardcover case bindings for pamphlets, flat back books, and a book with a rounded spine. You will learn about the structure beneath the boards and make your own bookcloth to cover it. This class is suitable for beginners, but students should have taken Bookbinding I (A) prior. Bookbinding I, part of our Core Curriculum...

$450
3 sessions
W.Th.F.   Feb 24th, 10am
Intermediate
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Wednesday February 24 10am - 4pm 3 Sessions $450
Tuesday April 19 6pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $450
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Fold, sew, and glue paper into books! In this 18-hour introductory class you will fold accordion books and explore concertinas, sew pamphlets with paper covers, glue single pages into butterfly books, and more. This class is suitable for beginners and also for anyone looking for basic models that can be made at home without special equipment. No experience...

$450
5 sessions
T.   Mar 1st, 6pm
Beginner
(9)

In this 18-hour intermediate class, we will explore ways to attach the cover as part of the structure of the book, which offers more strength than casebindings. You will make a sewn-boards binding, a millimeter binding and a hollow tube.  You will begin to learn how to work with leather and sew silk endbands. Bookbinding I or commensurate...

$450
5 sessions
Th.   Mar 3rd, 6pm
Beginner
(9)

Ethiopian/Coptic books are one of the oldest known forms of the codex. These bindings have chain stitch sewing that laces through the board. The sewing is through pairs of sewing stations with a needle on each end of the thread. Bind a historical model with quarter sawn wood boards. The single quire Coptic binding is sewn through the fold and the...

$450
3 sessions
F.Sa.Su.   Apr 1st, 10am
Beginner
(9)

In this 18-hour class you will make a very traditional book: a quarter leather binding with raised cords. This intermediate/advanced class will build on the skills you practiced in Bookbinding II (A): InBoards Leather Binding. We may cover some simple tooling on the leather. Prerequisites: Bookbinding I and Bookbinding II (A) or equivalent. Bookbinding...

$450
5 sessions
Th.   Apr 21st, 6pm
Intermediate
(9)

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The link stitch binding is a historical binding that looks surprisingly modern. It is named for the chains of sewing stitches linking across the spine. Link stitch books are flat when open, constructed without glue and very sturdy. Long stitch bindings date back to medieval times. Long stitch is a quick non-adhesive binding, adaptive to many different...

$325
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Mar 5th, 10am
Beginner
(9)

Learn Japanese binding techniques using traditional Japanese papers and fabrics to produce unique works. Construct side-sewn binding and through-the-fold structures, as well as a chitsu, the special cloth-covered folding box to hold the books. The end result is a beautiful, boxed set of books.  We recommend taking this class in conjunction with Suminagashi so...

$325
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Mar 19th, 10am
All levels
(9)

The tacket binding is one of the most beautiful of the historical models to reproduce. Defined by coils of thread snaking up and down its spine, it is simple to construct and dazzling to behold. We’ll make 2 chunky books displaying different sewing patterns, both sewn into handmade paper wrappers. A sturdy slipcase, constructed of handmade paper...

$325
2 sessions
Sa.Su.   Apr 16th, 10am
Beginner
(9)

Learn basic bookbinding techniques and walk out with a complete leather journal in the color of your choice, plus the skills to make more on your own. Come learn how to make your very own hand-bound, softcover leather journal! In this class we’ll tackle long-stitch bookbinding, a method that has been used as far back as the 18th century. In just...

$65
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(126)

Learn how to make your own Coptic bound sketchbook/notebook from start to finish. Coptic binding is an ancient binding structure with two hard covers and an open spine chain-linked with thread. The open spine allows the book to lay flat when opened, making it ideal for writing or drawing in, not to mention making it look gorgeous!

$70
2 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
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This course provides a grand overview of four bookbinding techniques (the 1-page book, the accordion style book, traditional Japanese bookbinding and hardcover bookbinding) and an introduction to book layout techniques. After participating in the hands-on demos, students will create on blank book of each style to use as a journal, sketchbook or give...

$250
3 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
Intermediate
(54)

In this introductory Core class, you will learn several basic book structures, develop hand skills and become familiar with binding tools and techniques. After this comprehensive foundation, you’ll be prepared for your own explorations, for advanced courses, and you will qualify for renting workspace in our binderies. The course will cover discussion...

$700
5 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(9)

Explore the basics in this course that looks at bookbinding as a fluid and expressive art form - and one that dovetails with fiber arts! Students will learn the fundamental vocabulary and tools of bookbinding as we create 5 non-adhesive books. Using paper as a fiber, each book model will explore the opportunities for fiber and book arts to connect...

$307.50
4 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(151)

Perfect for a photo album, sketchbook, or notebook, this Japanese bookbinding technique allows each page to be an individual material, be it paper or fabric- use ours our bring your own! Natalie Stopka will teach all you need to know in this three hour class. What better gift than handmade?

$66.63
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(151)
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