Workshop Options

Workshop Options 

These workshops can be taught throughout the world, contact us with your location for pricing information.

If more than 8 people sign up for a class, Daniel assists in teaching with Karleigh so that everyone is given the needed attention while they make their books/projects.

15 people maximum per class

All students are required to bring a basic tool kit:

Pencil
Scissors
Bonefolder
Bookbinding Awl
Xacto Type Craft Knife
Cutting Mat
Metal Edged Ruler
Glue Brush (we recommend a 1" flat brush)

All other materials for the projects made will be provided by us for the class.


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 Ten Book Workshop
2 day workshop taught in 8 hours each day





Description: Each student has the opportunity to create and keep 10 different books. Historic and contemporary styles of books, bookbinding tools and techniques are discussed.

 We will cover the basics of bookbinding for beginners, but students of all skill levels are welcome.

The ten book structures are:
  • Single Sheet Book 
  • Chapbook 
  • Japanese Stab Bound Book 
  • Flower Fold Book 
  • Accordion Book with Pockets and Sewn Signatures 
  • Hinged Ledger Book 
  • Circle Accordion Book
  • Softcover Leather Longstitch Book
  • Hardcover Longstitch Book
  • Tapes Bound Book (A Traditional Hardcover Book) 


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The Cordbound Book
1 day workshop (8 hours)



Create a Traditional Quarter Leather Cordbound Book using modern methods and tools. The cordbound book dates back to the 5th century and was introduced when Byzantium monks established their first scriptorium, Byblos, in modern Lebanon. The Arabs were the ones to bring this style to life with all sorts of decorative work, gorgeous gold embossing and clasp closures. They still make the most wonderful cordbound books in the world. With your choice of leather and papers from around the world, you’ll create and keep your own cordbound book.

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Raised & Inset Designs:
 Paper, Fabric and Leather
3 hour workshop


Give your books a little character! In this workshop each student has the opportunity to create 3 book covers with Paper, Fabric and Leather. Each book cover will have an inset or raised design of your choosing. Raised and Inset designs on spines of books are also demonstrated and discussed.

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Exposed Stitch Books
2 day workshop (8 hours each day)

Celebrate the diversity of spines by creating 3 books in this 2 day workshop. Accordion Spine Hardcover Book, Ann Goye's Secret Belgium Binding and the Double Needle Ethiopian Coptic Stitch. We also cover button/thread closures, strap closures and other closures in this class.

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Antiquing Paper + Leather
can be taught in 3-5 hours (more samples are examined with longer class time)


Create beautiful old looking books with new materials. Old books are lovely but most often are not sturdy. This workshop will show you how to antique the materials you work with to create an old world look on your newly bound books. Each student will have the opportunity to create small examples of different antiques to use for future reference as well as learn a variety of paper antiquing techniques.
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Creative Boxes
2 day Workshop (7 hours each day)


Make a clamshell box for foundational box making skills and learn to create a variety of shapes, levels, secrets and trays with this box making workshop! Each student will build and keep their own clamshell box while learning tips and tricks for future box making adventures

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