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Journal Making: Sewn Binding Techniques

  • Citizens' Hall 13 Willard Hill Road Stockbridge, MA, 01262 (map)

Instructor: Ali Herrmann
Day & Time: Tuesdays, 6–9PM
Dates: October 22 – November 26, 2019 (6 meetings)
Location: Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge
Tuition: $315 + $25 materials fee

Learn the art of bookbinding to create one of a kind, handmade journals and sketchbooks. Using a variety of stitching methods, students will have the opportunity to create both soft and hard cover books, with exposed spines and stitches. Each session will cover various issues in bookbinding such as: proper paper folding and tearing, cutting with X-acto/utility knives, hand stitching, creating signatures, paper grain, gluing covers, and aesthetically coordinating papers/pages. Methods of binding to be covered will include Japanese Stab bindings Yotsume Toji and Koki Toji, 2-hole Coptic, Books with Tapes, Multiple Signature Soft Cover, and Accordion books. The goal is to take away a new, weekly book at the end of each session.

Materials: A materials fee of $25 is required for this class. See below.

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Earlier Event: October 22
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