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.
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.
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
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
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.