Bookbinding I


BBIStudents will learn the fundamentals of bookbinding by making three structures: one non-adhesive binding (the historical long stitch binding), a flat back case binding, and a Japanese binding. Discussions about grain direction, paper folding, adhesives and tools will be incorporated during the class.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: 6 Thursdays, March 24-April 28
Time: 6-9pm
Instructor: Lindsay Nakashima
Cost: $270 tuition + $30 materials fee

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This class will meet on the following dates and times:
Thursday, March 24, 6-9pm
Thursday, March 31, 6-9pm
Thursday, April 7, 6-9pm
Thursday, April 14, 6-9pm
Thursday, April 21, 6-9pm
Thursday, April 28, 6-9pm


Lindsay Nakashima is a recent graduate of the North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA and a student of papermaking at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She has been living in Austin since 1998.

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