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Bookbinding for Beginners

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM - Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EST)

Bookbinding for Beginners

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Book Binding


Make your own blank books, covered with colorful decorative papers, using simple hand tools.  You will learn at least three different book structures, more if time allows.

Class Goals:

You will make a journal sewn with a link-stitch, a small accordion-folded album, and a paper-covered journal with a wooden spine sewn with a long stitch. 




Instructor will provide a kit of pre-cut materials, including binder's board, 20-point manila, text paper, decorative cover paper, linen thread, and a wooden spine piece for the long-stitch journal; materials fee $25.  Students may wish to bring other decorative papers they have on hand.

Instructor will provide hand tools for use during class, including ruler, cutting mat, craft knife, glue brush and tub, pencil, bone folder, awl, sewing needles, scissors, piercing cradles, and paperclips.  Students may bring their own hand tools if they prefer.

Instructor Biography:

Rachel Kadel-Garcia


Rachel Kadel-Garcia is a bookbinder and book and paper conservator.  She holds an MA in Conservation Studies from the University of Sussex and a postgraduate diploma in Conservation of Books and Library Materials from West Dean College.

Some of her work can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bookieabroad/sets/72157624568924222/ and here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/FreeFlyBindery?ref=si_shop

Event Time:

Session 1: Saturday, February 4, 3PM - 5PM

Session 2: Saturday, February 11, 3PM - 5PM

Session 3: Saturday, February 18, 3PM - 5PM

Session 4: Saturday, February 25, 3PM - 5PM

Session 5: Saturday, March 3, 3PM - 5PM

Have questions about Bookbinding for Beginners? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where

10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143

Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM - Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:

* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.

* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.

* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility. 

* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.

* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship. 

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