samples of bookbinding workshops

Embossed Leather Journals

two days

 

Participants in this workshop have the opportunity to make embossed and painted leather covers of their own design. After using linocuts to emboss the leather, the design is further enhance with painting and other surface treatments. The sewn text block is secured to the leather wrapper with secondary tackets.

Site requirements: intaglio press

 

 

 

 

Little Fat Books on Double Raised Cords

three days

 

This workshop concentrates on chunky little books which utilize many of the techniques employed to make books in the fifteenth-century. The books have packed sewing on double raised cords, sewn headbands, and quarter-bound leather. A fore-edge clasp completes the book. (Prior book sewing experience is required.)

 

 

 

 

The Painted Journal

two days

 

Construct a personal journal that showcases painted covers made with a special glazing technique over binder’s board. The pages are sewn through a concertina guard using a French Link stitch over tapes, which are slotted into the covers. The exposed spine allows for the book to open flat to any page. The final touch is a loop and bone clasp closure on the fore edge.

 

 

 

Think Big, Work Small

two days

 

Create remarkable miniature books that change from two- to three-dimensional by using folded pop-up structures. This workshop will focus on the various mechanics for making the pop-up and after learning the basics, participants will make three or more books that utilize the dimensional format.