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. The two book structures taught will be a French Link Journal-Sketchbook (an exposed spine sewn binding) and a Single Section Case Bound Notebook (a small hard-covered book). In addition to learning how to sew signatures and properly cover boards for hard-covered books, the class will provide an overview of tools needed in a basic bookbinding tool kit and concepts to consider when designing book content and structures. By the end of the course, you will be able to adapt these structures to suit your needs, as well as have a strong foundation for furthering your bookbinding skills.
Level: Beginner – no experience necessary
Registration closes September 10, 2023. Material fees are included with your registration, though a list of additional items needed to be gathered/purchased will be sent with your confirmation.
Sample images by Nathalie Ryan