Book Repair II

This workshop focuses on intermediate level book repair techniques.  Students must have completed Book Repair I and have basic binding experience.  The techniques taught will be how to fill a loss in paper; corner covering techniques; corner repair with new cloth or tissue, re-backing on the book; guarding signatures; attaching loose signatures; modified re-casing; and how to make a four-flap enclosure.

This workshop is the second of a three workshop series and is a pre-requisite for Book Repair III. The Book Repair series of workshops are designed for librarians, archivists, or private individuals who would like to know how best to repair damaged items in their collection.  Many techniques will be covered, but mastery will take time and practice.  Students are encouraged to rent studio space after taking the workshops to practice the techniques taught.

Pre-requisites: Book Repair I and Bookbinding I or prior bookbinding experience
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30
Time: 9:30am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: April Smith
Cost: $180 tuition + $15 materials fee

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Date: April 29, 2017

Available Spaces: 3

Travel Journal

Wherever you go and however you like to get there, there’s a travel journal bound to be perfect for the trip!  We will make three different travel journal formats, each with their own purpose and loaded with possibilities for adaptation.

A Globetrotter Accordion is a small yet roomy book to show off your travel photos and mementos.  Next, a Japanese Wrapped Back Journal with a soft cover and lots of built-in pockets re-purposes topographic maps in a creative way to give you both blank and decorative pages.

Then, a Tacket Bound Journal uses a lightweight cover with your choice of map- vintage or modern- to show off this sturdy ancient stitch. Three signatures inside hold a variety of acid-free papers. We’ll further customize this book with added pockets, extra maps, and brad closures.

If you have a cool map you don’t mind cutting up or gluing, be sure to pack it!

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday, May 6
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 8
Instructor: Lee Steiner
Cost: $90 tuition + $10 materials fee

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Date: May 6, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Titles and Labels on Books

titlesLearn hot-stamping techniques that will permit you to create, among other things, beautiful spine labels for your books.

Date: Saturday, May 13
Time: 9am-1pm
Max no. of students: 6
Instructor: Dana Kull
Cost: $60 tuition

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Date: May 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

Making Book Cloth

bookclothJapanese silk and other commercial book cloths can be beautiful, but have you ever seen a fabric you like and wished you could use it to make your own book cloth? This short class will teach students a quick and successful technique for backing their own fabric. Learn what to do and what not to do, which supplies will end in success and which will almost always guarantee failure. You’ll go home with your own cloth and some sample cards to refer back to when you make more cloth on your own.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates and Times: Saturday, May 13, 2pm-6pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Beth Morton
Cost: $60 tuition + $10 materials fee

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Date: May 13, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

Bind Your Manuscript Using Lockstitch

LockstitchThis class is perfect for writers or poets, or anyone with a text to bind. The lockstitch sewing method provides a long-lasting way to make a book from single pages. As an alternative to perfect binding (which is just applying a thick layer of glue to a spine, like modern paperbacks), this structure is ideal for manuscripts. The Wednesday night session will be spent preparing the sections, while Saturday’s session will be about sewing and casing the book. Students should bring their own "manuscript" pages as single sheets or about 75-100 pages or plain copy paper to make a blank book. Pages can have text/images on both sides of the sheet, with at least one inch margins. Nothing larger than 8.5 x 11.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates and Times: Wednesday, May 17, 6-9pm and Saturday, May 20, 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: Julie Sullivan
Cost: $135 tuition + $10 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Date: May 17, 2017

Available Spaces: 6

Classic Hardcover Book

hardcover1In this introductory bookbinding class students will learn why books look the way they do, a brief history of bookbinding styles, the basics of materials (paper, board, cloth, adhesives), basic techniques (measuring, folding, cutting, sewing, applying adhesive), and how to make a sewn, hardcover book. By the end of this two-day class students will know the parts of a book, how books function, and leave with 1-2 flat-back books covered in cloth and decorative paper.

Level: This class is appropriate for students at all levels.
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, June 3 & 4
Time: 10am-4pm
Max. no of students: 6
Instructor: April Smith
Cost: $180 tuition + $15 materials fee

Note: Members receive a 10% discount off the price of tuition and materials. Please click here to join as a Member.

Date: June 3, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

 


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