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Japanese Binding

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

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...

$350

2 sessions

Saturday Oct 28th, 10am

Simplified Binding

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

The Simplified Binding technique makes for a beautiful book that can really be described as a 3 piece binding.  The covers and leather spine are constructed separately before the whole body of the book is assembled.  In this workshop students will learn to sew a text block, pare and attach leather on the spine, shape and cover boards, creating...

$350

2 sessions

Saturday Nov 4th, 10am

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Bookbinding I (B): Hard Cover Books

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

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 book cloth to cover it.  Prerequisite needed for this class: This class is suitable for beginners, but students should have taken Bookbinding I (A)...

$450

5 sessions

Tuesday Nov 7th, 6pm

Long and Links Stitch books

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Limp bindings sewn through a rigid spine date from medieval times, c. 1375 to 1500. Originally, the black plates were made from leather, horn or wood.  Rough vellum or parchment, some lined with paper were used for the coverings.  In this workshop, we will make two Long-and Link-Stitch Books using two different designs for the spine and...

$350

2 sessions

Saturday Nov 11th, 10am

Rubow Millimeter Binding

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Are you looking to refine your binding skill set and to perfect your leather technique. The Rubow Millimeter binding may be for you. Considered a variation of a paper case binding, the Rubow Millimeter binding uses boards that are attached  with a paper “bonnet” to create a case for your book with a top and bottom edge of  leather. The...

$350

2 sessions

Saturday Dec 2nd, 10am

Master Class: Making The Rules with Mark Cockram

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

This 2 day course is intended to allow the student to explore and investigate design and material use in a more creative and open framework. It will give students the opportunity to select and explore a range of media and materials, and to pursue design ideas through development of their own personal style in the production and applied decoration...

$375

2 sessions

Saturday Nov 18th, 10am

Bells & Whistles! 5 Simple Binding Techniques

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Learn how to make a quick recycled book using 5 simple techniques.   In the morning you will learn a paint transfer technique, pop-up, pamphlet stitching, and a simple one sheet zig zag accordion. We will practice a few variations throughout this one day class.  Our materials will include cracker boxes, Chinese food menus, recycled art...

$350

2 sessions

Book Arts 101

at Textile Arts Center - Gowanus
505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

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

2 sessions

Bookbinding I (A): Soft Cover Books

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

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

3 sessions

After Workshop: Coptic Book Binding

at Textile Arts Center - Greenwich Village
26 W 8th St, New York, New York 10011

Developed in 4th century Egypt, Coptic books have beautiful linked stitches that stretch across the spine and open flat, perfect for a sketchbook or journal.  Each student will complete the binding of a book in class. All levels of experience welcome! Students are invited but not required to bring decorative papers they would like to use for...

$87.13

Clamshell With Rounded Spine

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Broaden your box-making and leather skills in this advanced three day intensive workshop focused on the clamshell with rounded spine. Students will take a basic clamshell structure and learn to transform it into a volume like structure with a rounded spine and quarter leather enclosure. Students will gain a stronger understanding of how to work with...

$450

3 sessions

Bookbinding 101: DIY Leather Journal

at Brooklyn Craft Company - Greenpoint
61 Greenpoint Ave Suite 101, Brooklyn, New York 11222

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

Cassette Tape Coptic

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Turn those old cassette tapes into a great little book in this fun one-day workshop! Students will learn the basics of making a Coptic stitch book, using cassette tapes as covers with additional discussion focusing on materials for good books, proper sewing techniques, and tips for making books at home. Students may wish to bring the following supplies:...

$175

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Cloth Book Repair and Reback

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

Do you have a sentimental cookbook or children’s book that needs repair to be able to use again? Have you thought about putting it ‘back together’ with self-adhesive tape? This is not a long-term solution and can cause further damage such as staining and loss of material.  In this class we will repair cloth bindings with the intent on saving...

$350

2 sessions

Bookbinding II (A+B)

at Center for Book Arts - Flatiron
28 W 27th St 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

In this 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, a hollow tube and a quarter binding with raised cords. You will begin to work with leather and sew silk endbands. Prerequisite Bookbinding...

$700

5 sessions

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