Bookbinding course in January — register now!

Are you interested in creating you own books and the art of book binding? Register for this series of workshops to be led by Anna Low from Purplebean Bindery. Each workshop will always include a hands-on book binding project plus information on the history of book binding (and how it changed the world), cultural book forms, and book design with content. Low has taught traditional Western bindings (pamphlet stitch, Coptic), Japanese stab bindings, accordion book forms and non-adhesive bindings. An outline of the series is below

SESSION 1: FOLDED PAPER BOOKS AND FUN FLIPPY CARDS
Come learn how to make a piece of paper into a fun, magical, flipping card or mini book using only scissors and glue.
SESSION 2: JAPANESE STAB BINDING
The Japanese stab binding is a traditional Asian book form, an easy introduction to sewn books.
SESSION 3: ACCORDION BOOKS
We’ll make a few different books to get you started on your folded accordion book adventures.
SESSION 4: LEATHER COVER LONG STITCH
Using materials from our community, we’ll plan, fold and bind together a nifty leather
covered book with decorative stitching on the spine.
SESSION 5 & 6: COPTIC BOOKBINDING
The final sessions will be a two part lesson on an ancient bookbinding technique, the
coptic binding. We will use recycled book covers (from discarded library books), embellish them with decorative paper, construct our book block and sew together a handsome and fun journal.

The workshops begin on January 10th and will take place every Tuesday at 2 pm. Registration is required and space is limited. Participants must register individually however registering once will save your space for all sessions. Registration deadline is January 3rd. Register online here or visit the second floor reference desk .