This six-hour workshop will introduce you to the basics of bookbinding, including appropriate materials and tools needed to make your own notebooks, journals, or albums. Book structures taught will include a sewn double-pamphlet journal, cloth wrapped hardcover accordion fold book, and other single-sheet folded book structures. Additionally, you will learn the tools needed in a basic bookbinding tool kit, receive a detailed list of bookmaking resources, get a tour of the bindery and will consider some basic concepts for designing book content and structures to suit your individual needs. By the end of the course, you will have a strong foundation in the basics of the folded book structure which will form a strong foundation for furthering your bookbinding skills.
Level: Beginner – no previous experience necessary
Registration closes October 13, 2023. Material fees are included with your registration to cover the supplies provided in class. Students may wish to gather/purchase additional materials for class (see the materials list below). This list will also be provided with the registration confirmation email.
Sample images by Anne Barnes