with Joelle Webber
This class builds on skills practiced in Beginner Bookbinding. Continuing to explore sewn books, we will create a multi gathering book, or Long Stitch Book. A great book for journal writers, the long stitch will introduce students to sewing station jigs, as well as a more complex folded paper cover and sewing pattern. With remaining time we can decorate our covers. Japanese Books – Book arts in the East began centuries before Western book techniques were developed. In this class, we will bind the basic Japanese book with western materials, while discussing original Eastern tools and materials. If time allows, we will explore other classic sewing patterns, as well. Hardcover Accordion – Revisiting the accordion structure, we will bind a basic accordion text with hard covers. This book will then be used as a mock-up of your unique artist book. Come to class with your content, remaining paste papers, and book models, as earlier techniques can be used within this book. If you missed Beginner Bookbinding, please email the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 17 - 31st, 2023
Wed for 3 weeks from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Whitefield Elementary School
164 Grand Army Rd
Whitefield, ME 04353 Get directions