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Flat Back, Closed Cover Books, September 2022

September 18, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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An In-Studio Workshop!

Sunday, September 18, 12pm-6pm

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About this Workshop:

Build on your introduction to bookmaking skills! In this intermediate bookmaking class students will learn the process of binding a flat back, closed cover book. We’ll cover how to prepare and sew signatures over tapes, how to make a case with a hinged spine, and how to combine the two! In this class we will also get the chance to utilize some of the bindery’s equipment, such as the guillotine, board shears, and nipping press. All materials are provided with the materials fee, but students are more than welcome to bring their own decorative papers and book cloth to personalize their books. Everyone in this workshop will walk away with an entirely handmade, hardcover book.

Level: Intermediate – Introduction to Bookmaking (6 hours) or similar experience with bookbinding techniques required.

Registration closes September 9, 2022. Material fees are included with your registration covering all of the necessary materials for class.

Sample images by Aubrey Dunn


Registration includes a $25 materials fee to cover consumable materials provided in class. These items include PVA, newsprint, book cloth, paper, book board, and decorative papers. In addition, students may want to consider bringing the following optional items:

  • Decorative papers from your own stash
  • Book cloth from your personal stash (or if you want a specific color)
  • Any personal bookbinding tools you’d prefer over Pyramid’s classroom set


Aubrey Dunn is a Baltimore based multimedia artist working with paint, print, collage, and book arts. Driven by a love of color and pattern, her work explores concepts of space as both a formal and conceptual element. Learn more about her work at www.aubreydunn.studio.

“Learning what exactly what materials I need to do bookbinding at home was the most valuable part, as well as learning which designs are best for certain kinds of books like sketchbooks versus notebooks or art books. “

—Previous Workshop Attendee


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