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Bookbinding: Limp Paper Binding (I)

For those interested in bookbinding, or those who like to write, or those who are just avid note takers, this is the class for you. Come and learn how to sew a non-adhesive binding with Johanna Smick. Johanna received her BFA in Printmaking from Washington University, and her certificate in Bookbinding and Restoration from the North Bennet Street School in Boston. She now lives in Birmingham where she has her own bindery and print studio.

This structure is traditionally made with vellum and was primarily used as a quick binding during the 16th and 17th centuries before the advent of production binderies. This structure is commonly used in conservation but is an attractive option for new bindings as well. In this 2 evening class we will cover the use of sewing frames and hand sewn end bands, and we will be using handmade paper in place of vellum.

Price: $125
Supply fee: $25
Payment due: at enrollment
Pre-requisite: None
Ages: 16+ (12 and up are welcome if signed up with an adult)

Earlier Event: July 16
[FULL] Intro to Handbuilding (II)
Later Event: July 17
Intro to Ceramics (II)