Intro to Bookmaking and Binding Workshop

Do you love books and want to learn how to make your own? In this workshop you will learn how to create a long stitch journal. The long stitch is only one of the many styles of exposed spine sewing and is one of the easiest for beginners.

The course will take place over two days. Day one will be a general introduction and the creation and construction of the exterior of the book. Day two will be preparing the spine and paper and sewing the signatures. The two-day time period is to make sure that 1) everyone has the time they need and 2) the glue has enough time to dry before we start sewing.

A selection of decorative paper for the interior and exterior of the covers will be provided and is included in the supply fee; however, you are welcome to also bring your own. Bookmaking tools will be provided for use during the workshop. If you wish to take a tool set with you when we are done, the kits are $20 payable to the instructor during the workshop.