Saturdays, Oct 22nd, Nov 12th, and Dec 10th, 5 hrs each session, 10:00AM-3:30PM
Collating information in a form of a book has an exciting and long history. It is closely related to the development of writing, but also to the invention of paper and printing press. This workshop combines hands-on instructions with a snippets of interesting history relating to the early book production. The course will address needs of individual students whether they are interested in producing a distinct codex, preserve an archive or bind some important magazines/journals, preserve in a special and elegant way family history, memoirs and even your children’s precious creations. The focus of the class is on learning a sound bookbinding technique such as creating signatures, hand sewing using a sewing frame, weaving headbands or creating elegant marbled papers echoing popular Renaissance and Baroque designs. No binding experience is necessary, we will all learn together.