INTRODUCTION TO BOOKBINDING, LEVEL I
NOVEMBER 4 – 8, 2019 | LANG INGALLS
If you have never taken a bookbinding class before, this is the course for you. The week is devoted to the fundamental building blocks of bookbinding; it is an introduction to the binding of books into cloth and paper covers.
Starting at the very beginning, students will learn about paper grain, cutting and folding, making and sewing the signature and producing a pamphlet binding. From there they will expand to multi-signature sewing and case binding. Introduction to the essential tools of the trade will be covered. Students will learn techniques, tricks and habits that will prepare them to progress to the next level or to practice and explore on their own at home. The marvels of paper, the details of sewing, the characteristics of an attractive book cover and more are taught in this class.