Handmade Book with Case Binding

August 7 and 8    

Students will begin by making a piercing cradle, weight, and corner cutting guide to take home. Basic skills will be taught and reviewed by making several pamphlet books and the cover assembly for your book. On the second day, participants will learn how to prepare, assemble and sew signatures to create the text block. Once the cover assembly has been added, you can sit back and admire your work!

Instructor brings:
extra tools and all supplies needed to make the books

Participants must bring:
Many of the following tools and materials can be found around the home.  Please don’t spend a lot of money on these, I’ll have extras.
Ruler, pencil, eraser
Exacto type knife, extra blades
Cutting mat
Parchment paper
Roll of paper towel, 2 small cloth rags
A bunch of scrap paper from the recycling box for gluing up
Stiff brush and an old mug for gluing

Awl if you have one. I have extras
Bone folder if you have one. School has extras.

BRICK: You will be making your weight from this brick. It doesn’t need to be in good condition, just clean. Alternately you can bring a ½” thick piece of steel, 4” x 6”, or a heavy antique flat iron.

Valerie Bridgeman

Registration fee: Members $120.00, non members $140.00
Materials fee: $25 to be paid to instructor and see list of material to bring.

Maximum: 8 students

By mail : Complete the application and mail
or PayPal

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