Tuesdays | July 7 – 21, 2020
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This three-week class will explore bookbinding techniques to create a one-of-a-kind finished artist’s book. Participants will learn about the simply sewn pamphlet stitch book and get to experiment with mixed media practices.
The pamphlet stitch book is an ideal style to use for a book that does not have an enormous number of pages. The book will lay relatively flat when it is opened. This binding works best with about 10 to 15 pages. It may be bound with or without a hardcover. Traditionally, this is called a saddle stitch and was held together with staples. The class will explore image transfer options, painting, drawing, sewing, and more mixed media techniques to incorporate form & content.
July 7th: Class Introduction, Supply List, Brainstorming Writing Exercise on Google Meet
July 8th: Video Demo Tutorial Available to Students
July 14th: Class Meeting on Google Meet
July 21st: Class Meeting on Google Meet
Paper (white copy paper, drawing paper, or construction paper, etc.)
Awl or dissecting needle (something to poke holes)
Thread (carpet thread, linen thread, or embroidery thread)
Clothes pins or binder clips
Here are a couple of Bookbinding Tool Kits on Amazon:
JOFAMY Book Binding Kits
Set of 16 Bookbinding Tools