Introduction to Book Art Structures (five-session workshop)
In this class we will look at a wide variety of book structures ranging from single sheet books to glued and sewn hard cover books. You will gain a solid foundation in basic binding techniques as well as comfort with various tools and materials to make your own beautiful books!
Projects will include: single sheet books; the drum leaf binding; pamphlet stitch variations; two, and three signature bindings; Coptic binding; and finally a hard cover book sewn on tapes with French Twist.
What you will learn in this workshop:
You will learn the basic hand skills of cutting, folding, and gluing various materials
You will learn about different finishing possibilities — cover options, cover materials choices, thread choices, etc.
You will learn several different types of bindings that allow for a wide range of material and aesthetic choices
Sources for materials, tools, and instructional guidance for future learning
Your studio fee includes many of the materials used in this workshop including: sewing needles, linen thread, paper, PVA glue, book board, and book cloth. There are some additional tools you will need, see below.
Stiff bristle brush for gluing (at least 1” can be synthetic)
Olfa cutting knife (or X-acto) with blades
Cutting mat approximately 9 x 12 inches, or larger
Straight edge, or metal ruler
Empty container for glue (for example a yogurt container, but should have lid)
Decorative paper (you can wait to purchase this after we have a chance to discuss it)