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Upcoming Workshops // January to March

January 10, 2019 by Erin Fletcher

FEBRUARY:
Bookbinding 101 – This class is sold out
February 9 & 10 (Saturday & Sunday)
North Bennet Street School
Boston, MA

In this two day class, students get a quick introduction to various bookbinding techniques by exploring three different book structures. The class begins with a simple pamphlet and continues with constructing two multi-signature books known as a flatback case binding and link stitch binding. Finally, students construct a box to house all of their creations. This class is a great way to familiarize yourself with bookbinding and is perfect for those who are curious about the craft. Please bring a notebook and pencil to class.

Japanese Stab Binding
February 16 (Saturday)
North Bennet Street School
Boston, MA

In this workshop, students will construct a Japanese Stab binding model, more traditionally referred to as 4-Hole binding or yotsume toji. We will build the model in a traditional manner, while incorporating Western tools and equipment. This workshop will provide a better understanding of the structure and the foundation for which to alter the number of holes and sewing pattern.

Fundamentals of Bookbinding I
February 25 – March 1 (Monday – Friday)
North Bennet Street School
Boston, MA

Students will learn the foundations of bookbinding by combining hands-on exercises and discussion. The class starts by exploring non-adhesive structures: soft cover pamphlet, Coptic, historical longstitch and link stitch. The class ends with a look at case bindings, with the creation of two hardcover flatback bindings. Students also learn different structural elements, sewing variations, covering and cutting techniques using various materials, tools and equipment. Throughout the course discussions will cover terminology, paper grain and folding, selecting proper materials and tools, and adhesives and their properties.


MARCH:
Fundamentals of Bookbinding II – This class is sold out
March 4 – 8 (Monday – Friday)
North Bennet Street School
Boston, MA

This course will focus on hardcover structures. Students will continue with rounded back case bindings and end the course with a book with words. Throughout the course students will fine-tune their skills through repetition and develop a focus to details such as, endpapers structures and headband variations. Topics of discussion will include an overview of bindery equipment such as stamping on the Kwikprint and trimming with the plough.

Due to the popularity of this class another workshop will be offered from May 6 – 10 (Monday – Friday). You can find registration for that class here.


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